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Report: B747 overspeed flap damage in post-maintenance flight
Last updated: 24 October 2014

published: 06 FEB 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The Irish AAIU published their investigation report regarding the May 2000 incident involving a Boeing 747 that suffered flap system damage due to overspeed. The plane was on a check flight following a C-check with both static drain ports left open. This resulted in both airspeed indicators under-reading by a significant amount. (AAIU)

» AAIU Report No. 2004-002