Dave Hirschman

Where do we get such men (and women?)

July 28, 2008 by Dave Hirschman, Senior Editor

An airline maintenance technician in Baton Rouge, La., said she intended to spin the airline compressor blades slowly on one engine of a parked RJ during a routine washing.

But the engine started and went to nearly full power. The CRJ 700 surged forward and slammed into two other parked jets. No one was hurt during the early morning mishap that took place on July 7. About 14 workers were in the hangar at the time of the accident.

ASA officials declined to put a dollar value on the amount of damage.

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3 Responses to “Where do we get such men (and women?)”

  1. Evanthe Papastathis Says:

    See that is what you get for parking so close. I wonder why they didn’t pull the aircraft out before the test run. This goes to show you even the big companies have parking mishaps too!

  2. Danielle Says:

    I wanted to comment and thank the author, good stuff

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