Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Victor Arrested!

A Victor was entering a dispersal at the end of a short night transit sortie when the crew chief suddenly signalled the aircraft to stop. The aircraft was stopped and subsequently shut down; the starboard refuelling pod had collided with a portable barbed wire fence that had been left too close to the edge of the taxi way. The pod suffered Cat 1 damage and was subsequently replaced.

The station was gearing itself up for a mineval due to start a couple of days later and the police SNCO who had positioned the fence had clearly been over-zealous in his preparations!

Wing Commander Spry said "Remember - flight safety is everyone's business; those whose jobs take them close to aircraft manoeuvring areas need to be continually alert to potential hazards. If you are not sure that what you are doing is completely safe, check with your supervisor"

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