Foreign Object Damage:

The continuing story of US Airways Flight 1549

Inspections are the final phases in the process of an ongoing aviation accident investigation. We don’t have the full NTSB report at this time, but hopefully it will hold clues for us all to use to try to prevent this kind of accident in the future. All of us who are maintenance technicians have the responsibility to ensure the airworthiness of our aircraft, and we need all the help we can get to fight the good fight against our old enemy FOD.

Charles Chandler is AMT’s Field Editor. A Texas-based A&P, he received his training at Spartan College of Aeronautics.

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