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Old 19th Feb 2020, 09:32
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Tony Mabelis
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Merriott, Somerset, UK
Age: 74
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All newly built aircraft will have a certain amount of debris left behind at construction even after careful cleaning.
When I was being trained back in the 1960's we were told of a case where a loud clonking noise was heard while the integral fuel tanks in a wing were being 'shoshed' with liquid coating.
On investigation a vacuum cleaner was found, having been overlooked when the final skin was riveted in place.
FOD doesn't get much bigger than that!
Tony
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