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Uneven Oil Tube Boring Caused A380 Engine Failure

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TJ McDermott
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It's a visible defect
TJ McDermott   6/25/2011 7:39:44 PM
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How does this get through quality control?  It's VISIBLE!  No dye penetrant or eddy-current testing required, no x-ray, nothing beyond someone's eyes.

 

The person operating the lathe, that company's quality control section, the engine assembler all could have caught this defect.

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