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Old 6th Apr 2021, 09:38
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Originally Posted by Brian Pern View Post
The crazy world of Nigeria!!, always hated going down there! But at the threat of tread creep, there are other ways of losing a few tonnes Jet A in Nigeria, which is why it is wise not to fill up when you leave the plane parked up for a few days!! The locals love it

Turbine helicopter pilot reported that the engine flamed out after start and now would not start.
Investigation revealed that the tank was full of water.
Locals had put a water hose into the tank to "float" the fuel out.
At least they didn't punch a hole in the bottom of the aircraft.
Pilot had carried out a visual water check, not used paste or capsules, looked nice and clear!!!!!
Africa, great place if you have a sense of humour.
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