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2003-10-05 Down Under
Perth-bound Malaysia Airlines plane grounded after wires cut
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Posted by TS 2003-10-05 10:44:12 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Stasndby, airline tickets are about to get more expensive throughout the world. Democrats in teh states will be going for the all maintenace workers should be federal employees angle. Funny but weren't the mole of GITMO all federal employees at one time?
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-5 1:16:59 PM||   2003-10-5 1:16:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 The A330 is a fly-by-wire aircraft. Cutting wires, it seems to me, is much more dangerous in that kind of aircraft, though I would imagine that wires going to electrical servos that run the control surfaces are much more robust and shielded. This thing sends shivers down my spine. Thank goodness for the preflight. I would imagine that some faults would show up on the ground when they powered up.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2003-10-5 1:32:35 PM||   2003-10-5 1:32:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 When submarines are commissioned in the US, they make a representative from every one of the skilled trades sail with the submarine when it submerges for the first time.

This cuts down on shoddy workmanship, but wopuldn't have much effect on a jihadi.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-5 3:03:11 PM||   2003-10-5 3:03:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Super Hose:

Is it a random rep.? I think the shop steward would be my pick.
Posted by Shipman 2003-10-5 3:57:13 PM||   2003-10-5 3:57:13 PM|| Front Page Top

#5  I would imagine that some faults would show up on the ground when they powered up.

With an all-electronic system, that's practically a certainty.
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2003-10-5 4:15:58 PM||   2003-10-5 4:15:58 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Shipman,
I think it is the shop steward, but I'm not a bubblehead.
In the 1200 psi steam navy, I witnessed CPOs that would make their boiler tech's (BT aka flangehead) oe machinist mates (MM aka monkey mate) stand next to any steam valve that the man had repacked.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-5 5:36:22 PM||   2003-10-5 5:36:22 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 That's why the damn cigarette lighter wouldn't work...
Posted by JDB 2003-10-5 5:39:31 PM||   2003-10-5 5:39:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 In the civilian world it's common for the mechanic who did major work on your airplane to go with you on the first flight.
Posted by Lynwood 2003-10-6 11:34:37 AM||   2003-10-6 11:34:37 AM|| Front Page Top

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