Re: Counterfeit parts

Date:         13 Jan 97 18:35:31 
From:         phine@pacbell.net
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In <airliners.1997.71@ohare.Chicago.COM>, "Brian A. Reynolds" <bareynol@cca.rockwell.com> writes:

>New Zealand had (I think) two fatal helicopter crashes as a result of
>recycled US Army blades (which had been removed from service due to
>reaching their life limit).  The blades had been improperly repaired (by
>definition a life limited part cannot be restored so any repair was
>improper but these repairs were really bad), then the blades repainted.

Ditto an S-58 crash at Los Angeles Airways circa 1960.  Forged
component sources and histories were determined as the cause of
failure.

Paul