British safety investigators are recommending that Airbus “formally notify” all operators of A320-family aircraft about a May 24 incident in which the two fan cowl doors on both engines detached from a British Airways A319 departing London Heathrow for Oslo with 75 passengers and five crewmembers. An interim report reveals that two safety nets designed to verify cowls are latched—mechanics’ procedures and pilots’ procedures—did not work as designed, as the aircraft left the gate with its ...


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