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(U.S. Air Force file photo) Accident Investigation Board finds lapse in maintenance procedures contaminated VC-25A oxygen system
Contractor mechanics failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system on an Air Force VC-25A aircraft undergoing regular heavy maintenance, according to an Accident Investigation Board report compiled by Air Force Materiel Command.The contamination occurred in April 2016 while the plane was at
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A Boeing 747 VC-25A sits on the flightline April 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft is one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. The VC-25A is commonly known as "Air Force One," although that radio call sign is reserved and used exclusively when the President of the U.S. is aboard any U.S. Air Force aircraft. This aircraft was completing a maintenance cycle and is undergoing an operational test regimen before being certified to return to Presidential service. (U.S. Air Force photos/Ilka Cole) Presidential aircraft touch down
Presidential aircraft lands here during a maintenance cycle.
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