Squawk Box

May 2017 Issue

Fuel Tanks

The following information is derived from the FAA’s Service Difficulty Reports and Aviation Maintenance Alerts.

Aircraft had been inactive and hangared for approximately six months. While trying to troubleshoot a fuel quantity indication problem, a fuel sample revealed contamination, which was sent for analysis. While awaiting results, tanks were drained and an anti-bacterial fuel additive was added before they were refilled.

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