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‘Crazy’ KC-10 Boom Loss: Informal Maintenance Shift Handovers and Skipped Tasks

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019 in Accidents & Incidents, Fixed Wing, Human Factors / Performance, Maintenance / Continuing Airworthiness / CAMOs, Military / Defence, Safety Management, Special Mission Aircraft

‘Crazy’ KC-10 Boom Loss: Informal Maintenance Shift Handovers and Skipped Tasks On 1 November 2016 US Air Force (USAF) Boeing KC-10A Extender tanker 83-0080 of the 60th Air Mobility Wing departed...

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USAF Tool Trouble: “Near Catastrophic” $25mn E-8C FOD Fuel Tank Rupture

Posted by on Mar 13, 2019 in Accidents & Incidents, Human Factors / Performance, Maintenance / Continuing Airworthiness / CAMOs, Military / Defence, Safety Management, Special Mission Aircraft

USAF Tool Trouble: “Near Catastrophic” $25mn E-8C FOD Fuel Tank Rupture On 13 March 2009 USAF Northrop Grumman E-8C JSTARS 93-0597 (a heavily modified Boeing 707-300 surveillance aircraft) was in...

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