Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jets fixed after wing parts loss

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Following two incidents of wing parts falling off two Blue Angels F/A-18 jets, the aircraft have been repaired and passed a recent safety inspection. The first incident for the flight demonstration team was at the May 23 air show in Rochester, N.Y. The upper leading edge flap on the right wing fell off during a practice. The second incident was June 6 in Rockford, Ill., when the part that moves the leading edge flap was lost on the left wing. The cause is still being investigated. (Source: Pensacola News Journal, 06/24/15. Related story, Daily Mail, 06/10/15)