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NTSB recommends rigorous maintenance programs for firefighting aircraft
Last updated: 27 November 2014

published: 23 APR 2004
by Harro Ranter, ASN

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The NTSB issued recommendation letters to the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Interior and to the FAA regarding maintenance programs for aircraft used in fire fighting operations. The recommendations are part of a package that includes probable causes for three air tanker accidents caused by in-flight wing separations resulting from fatigue fractures. (NTSB)

» press release SB-04-12