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Pitot-Static Issues After Plane Storage

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Pitot-Static Issues After Plane Storage

EASA issued SIB on 5th August covering Pitot-Static Issues after pandemic storage of aircraft.

Aviation Safety Net – EASA warns for pitot obstructions

EASA SIB

IFA Comment: It happens, as you can see from the links below it is not always due to wildlife and sadly can have fatal consequences.

Pilots and Maintainers are taught to remember the basics of flying: Aviate, Navigate, and Communicate.  Without reliable air data the first, and most important of those; Aviate, is difficult.  So, remember to check those Pitot and Static ports.

Wasp Nest blocks A330 Pitot Tube: Emergency landing at Brisbane (2013)

Malaysia Airlines flight emergency caused by plastic covers left on gauges (2018)

XL Airways Germany Flight 888T – Airbus A320 crash caused by water in sensors froze at 10,000 metres (2008)

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