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Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:25 am
by Not_Karl
Repair bill not as high as Putt4Par's salary.

CNN wrote:Washington (CNN)Three Boeing mechanics caused $4 million of damage and could have sparked a mid-flight fire while repairing one of the planes in the Air Force One fleet, a federal investigation has found.
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The mechanics "caused the mishap by supplying and using non-oxygen clean tools, parts, components, a regulator, and an unauthorized cleaning procedure while performing oxygen system leak checks," according to the report.
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The investigation was triggered when one of the Boeing mechanics notified his superiors that something looked awry, according to Boeing.
"We took swift action to self-report the incident to the US Air Force. The oxygen system was remediated by Boeing at no cost to the government," the company's statement said.

Linky.
These guys seem a little non-procedure-following-cowboys clueless/reckless. Maybe El Trumpo should consider a fine piece of French most-excellent-composite-machinery?

Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:48 am
by elaw
Fox News report claiming this cost taxpayers $50 million coming in 3... 2... 1...

Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 11:51 am
by elaw
Not_Karl wrote:These guys seem a little clueless/reckless.

Not a little but a lot IMHO. This isn't just someone accidentally grabbing the wrong pair of pliers!

Re: Verbie, PPie and a friend screw up AF1's oxygen systems

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:39 am
by PurduePilot
My bad.