NBC: Faulty Repairs Cause $4 Million in Damage to Air Force One’s Oxygen System
One of the president's Air Force One planes was put at risk when mechanics used contaminated tools during "heavy maintenance" last April, causing roughly $4 million in damages, according to the Air Force.
The contamination occurred in April of last year while President Barack Obama was still president. Because of unsafe cleaning procedures, there was a risk of fire breaking out on the plane.
Three Boeing mechanics working on the plane, "failed to follow proper maintenance procedures leading to the contamination of the oxygen system," according to a report by the Air Force Materiel Command. They were working on a VC-25A, one of two specially configured Boeing 747-200B aircraft, which are known as Air Force One when they fly the president.
Boeing repaid for the damages at its own expense.
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WNU Editor: This happened last year when President Obama was still in office. No wonder President Trump has been giving Boeing a hard time on the development and building of the new Air Force One.
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