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F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet damaged after hitting wall due to Technician mistake at Gando Airbase

F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet damaged after hitting wall due to Technician mistake at Gando Airbase

According to the Spanish language newspaper canarias7 a Spanish Air Force F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet damaged after hitting a wall due to Technician mistake at Gando Airbase

On 28 June 2019 during the afternoon, a military plane F-18 suffered serious structural damage when hitting a wall.

The accident happened after an employee forgot to put the chocks on the wheels that should serve as a stop when taking off.

Here is a Vidoe of event

 

In the above video you can see that accident has caused serious damage, including one of the titanium nozzles, the horizontal stabilizer, and possible structural imbalances; some repairs in themselves costly.

F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet damaged after hitting wall due to Technician mistake at Gando Airbase

According to Sources, it was a mistake of an employee of Airbus. A statement that more than pointing to the partner puts the focus on the lack of specialized personnel in the maintenance of these aircraft in Gando.

“If there were more mechanics, even these things did not happen,” he said.

According to Sources, it was a mistake of an employee of Airbus. A statement that more than pointing to the partner puts the focus on the lack of specialized personnel in the maintenance of these aircraft in Gando. "If there were more mechanics, even these things did not happen," he said.

The accident will be investigated in the coming days by the CITAAM (Commission for Technical Investigation of Accidents of Military Aircraft).

Image and Video Credits: Spanish newspaper canarias7

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