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