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  • Reports: Air France A340 Flew With 30 Missing Screws
    Posted by Rupa Haria 11:27 AM on Nov 25, 2011

    An Air France A340 that underwent maintenance at the Taceo-Taikoo MRO facility in Xiamen, China was subsequently grounded in Boston, according to a report by AFP, citing a leaked union bulletin. 

    30 screws were found to be missing from a protective panel between the fuselage and the wing. Despite the aircraft making a stop in Charles de Gaulle for three days, the maintenance error went unnoticed until ground crew in Boston spotted the oversight several days later. 

    Read the full Bloomberg story here.

    Tags: om99, air france, a340

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