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Flight Turns Around After Engine 'Ingests' Clipboard
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:29:04 AM »
it's the little things.

A Sydney-bound Jetstar aircraft was forced to turn around recently after it "ingested" a clipboard into its engine, posing a safety hazard.

A Tuesday Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report said a worker, who was inspecting the Australian-owned A320 aircraft, left the clipboard in the engine during a pre-flight check, according to local Australian reports.

“While preparing the aircraft for departure the leading hand placed a clipboard in the right engine which was subsequently ingested during start-up,” the ATSB report found.

Crew on the ground were notified once the worker realized the clipboard had been left there. The worker, who initially thought the dispatcher had the clipboard in his possession, already saw the plane taxi off.