Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter parts installed a brewing accident almost anti-(Figure)
Hsinchu, Taiwan Air Force Mirage fighter wing one, the implementation of high-speed test slide in September after problems after repair the original is the maintenance staff will fuel anti-reverse valve installed backwards, causing aircraft stalled
BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) Taiwan’s Hsinchu Air Force fighter wing a single-seat Mirage, September 21, routine checks on the runway test performed on high-speed sliding, was found in the warning lights, turn off the engine when transferred to Vice runway, towed back to the factory roof repair, we found that maintenance personnel in the aircraft fuel system against fuel anti-anti-loaded valve, fuel can not transfer to the engine room, caused by aircraft stalled.
According to Taiwan, “Apple Daily” reported that a flight safety officer, said that if the aircraft took off after the discovery of this problem, because loss of power will immediately fall to the aircraft about 5,000 pounds (2270 kg ) a lot of fuel, “unimaginable damage to the city fell.”
military sources note that this event is a series of errors resulted in the aircraft maintenance shed at the factory, maintenance personnel in the installation due to ground plane Fuel system, not according to techniques that perform the work, the aircraft fuel system anti-reverse valve installed backwards, responsible with the class of Master Chief has not confirmed the implementation of the work conditions like; fighters inside the implementation of testing, the fault light is on, did not rule out failure, but reported the machine properly, it will be scheduled to run high-speed test track slippery; pilot starts, while finding fault lamp is lit, do not dispose of, leading aircraft engine ignition, the other can not be normal fuel oil tank to the main fuel tank, causing the aircraft engine is deliberately stalling.
Air Force generals said, is responsible for maintenance of aircraft ground crew learned to their own lack of, and may in the past did not come across a similar situation, only miscarriage of justice. The pilot in accordance with the provisions of fault lights on the car should be off, although the pilot Lt. Col. Liu that his job is to glide test, not required disposal procedures, the crew from the captain were to punish, from demerits to penalties ranging from reprimand.
Air Force Command, stressed that “the series that do not do anything,” before such a big problem, “Fortunately, when the test to detect problems.” Just a retired Air Force pilot then address him : “how could such a confused pilots? is simply your life!” He stressed that pilots are aware, as long as there is any fault lights, we must check, troubleshooting, or aircraft fall, and who lost? “It was the Air Force lost face!”
“legislators” Xue Ling criticized, Mirage fighters NT $ 2.8 billion per aircraft, because the spare parts replacement, Taiwan weather problems, and fighter pilots fold less loss rate, now the normal duty of the fighters have very little, or even faster rate of Mirage fighters to properly hit a red line; fast red Mirage fighters and now they hit the ground non-commissioned officers fucks Oolong, if the pilot inadvertently register flying coffin, this equipment and who is going to lose life?
“legislators,” Ting Shou-chung that Taiwan’s so-so used to, will cause many unfortunate, if not a military discipline, and no work discipline, the force is simply a mess.
According to reports, anti-reverse valve is generally installed in the hydraulic oil, fuel pipe to prevent backflow of fuel or hydraulic oil, causing the hydraulic device or lack of engine oil required for the crash occurred. In aircraft hydraulic oil or fuel are pressurized by pump, to avoid its return, it will install anti-reverse one-way valve controls the flow to do. Although the anti-reverse valve in the aircraft fuel supply system, which are not sophisticated or high-tech product, but if the anti-reverse valve installed backwards, the fuel can not.