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.
Bird was apparently eating the fish at the edge of the runway, took off and dropped it on the jet, escaping with its life, but not its lunch.
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Rosenker lauds Secretary's effort to combat a "phenomenon" that brings down aircraft.