Re: Flood Damage

Date:         27 Jan 97 02:45:54 
From:         D Snow <>
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It was a picture of an AA B757 tied up at the gate.  I remember seeing it
in the Chicago Sun Times, and wondering the same thing.

I think at least a complete gear system check, a hydraulic system bleed
and purge to get the water out of the hyd. lines.

I recall that the waterlevel came up about a few inches below the lip of
the engine inlet, but that the standing water level WAS NOT in the inlet
itself.  If the standing water was standing IN the engine, then the engine
itself would probably have to be replaced, for mud and engine parts do not
mix well.

Douglas Snow                       (Currently INOP)