Maintenance turn gone wrong

skidz

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BobDDuck

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It's from a while back and there was a thread on here about it. In a nutshell the mechanic was cleaning the turbine blades on one of the engines and when she went to spin the engine using the starter, the thrust lever was out of shut off so FADEC started the engine. At that point either the brake failed or was turned off and the plane rotated into two other aircraft.
 

H46Bubba

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It's from a while back and there was a thread on here about it. In a nutshell the mechanic was cleaning the turbine blades on one of the engines and when she went to spin the engine using the starter, the thrust lever was out of shut off so FADEC started the engine. At that point either the brake failed or was turned off and the plane rotated into two other aircraft.
Both mechanics performing the comp wash were brand new and had only been there two weeks. They are both still employed and the hangar supervisor and crew chief were fired. I think two airacraft had to be written off. Surreal or Emu should know more about that aspect.
 

SeanD

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I was thinking maybe the TSA did it while looking for frogs that may have snuck into the landing gear. :sarcasm:
 

The L Train

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It's from a while back and there was a thread on here about it. In a nutshell the mechanic was cleaning the turbine blades on one of the engines and when she went to spin the engine using the starter, the thrust lever was out of shut off so FADEC started the engine. At that point either the brake failed or was turned off and the plane rotated into two other aircraft.

That's about what I had heard as well. I got in there 20 minutes before it happened. Luckily the plane I brought in was spared. Showed up for duty in the next day, and surprise. There is a slight problem with your aircraft. Good times.
 

coa787

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It's from a while back and there was a thread on here about it. In a nutshell the mechanic was cleaning the turbine blades on one of the engines and when she went to spin the engine using the starter, the thrust lever was out of shut off so FADEC started the engine. At that point either the brake failed or was turned off and the plane rotated into two other aircraft.
This was at BTR. It was the left engine that supposedly spooled up to nearly full power and the aircraft jumped the chocks and ran into the other two aircraft. So I think that the brake was most likely turned off, but I really wouldn't know.
 
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