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Old 18th Feb 2008, 15:14
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Rolling-Thunderbird
 
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Location: Albany, NY
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Interesting 'snippets' from the report


"Detailed examination of both the left and right engine high
pressure fuel pumps revealed signs of abnormal cavitation
on the pressure-side bearings and the outlet ports. This
could be indicative of either a restriction in the fuel
supply to the pumps or excessive aeration of the fuel. The
manufacturer assessed both pumps as still being capable
of delivering full fuel flow."

"Investigations are now underway in an attempt to
replicate the damage seen to the engine high pressure
fuel pumps, and to match this to the data recorded on the
accident flight. In addition, comprehensive examination
and analysis is to be conducted on the entire aircraft and
engine fuel system; including the modelling of fuel flows
taking account of the environmental and aerodynamic
effects."
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