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Maintenance related aircraft damage and maintenance injuries.

Maintenance Related Aircraft
Damage and Maintenance Injuries

This chart shows the
rate of maintenance
related reports over
nine months.

AIRCRAFT DAMAGE (LOW/HIGH                9(4%)
  POWER TURN)
AIRCRAFT DAMAGE (HYDRAULIC/ELECTRICAL   15(8%)
  POWER)
AIRCRAFT DAMAGE (SUPPORT EQUIPMENT)     12(6%)
AIRCRAFT DAMAGE (POST FLIGHT)            2(1%)
MAINTENANCE RELATED INJURY             25(13%)
NOT MAINTENANCE RELATED                52(26%)
PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION          65(32%)
AIRCRAFT CRUNCH (TWO/MOVE)             21(10%)

* Aircraft damage by maintainers
accounted for 29% of mishaps.

* 13% were maintenance related
injuries.

* Approximately 42% of the
mishaps could have been
prevented with proper
supervision, use of publications
and performing proper risk
assessments prior to the tasks.

Note: Table made from pie chart.

11 Examples of Recent Maintenance Related Reports

1. C-2A: Binding flight controls on preflight due to improper bolt installation.

2. Afloat mishap: SVM's foot was inadvertently run over by a tow bar while working on the aircraft.

3. EA-18G: Maintainer lacerated eyebrow by walking into horizontal stab.

4. MH-60S: Sailor injured finger while conducting tail pylon fold as part daily inspection.

5. F/A-18E: Left and Right TEF Impacted doors 64L and 64R during ground low power turn.

6. F-35: Radome was damaged during towing.

7. F-35: Engine mount sustained damage during engine installation.

8. SVM was using soldering when solder debris entered the SVM's eye. SVM was not using required PPE at the time.

9. MQ-8B: Hangar bridge crane control arm impacted MQ-8B multiple times causing damage to the aircraft.

10. Fuel sprayed in maintainer's eyes during maintenance. Maintainer was not using required PPE at the time.

11. E-6B: Nosewheel collided with aircraft during nose gear swing.

REPORT COMPILED BY CW03 CHARLES CLAY, NAVSAFECEN

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