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By: Jaime Sinapit, InterAksyon.com
August 22, 2016 10:34 PMhttp://www.interaksyon.com/article/131681/bird-strike-destroys-engine-of-pafs-brand-new-fa50-lead-in-jet
MANILA, Philippines - One of two brand new South Korean-made FA50 “Golden Eagle” lead-in fighter jet platforms of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) was rendered non-operational after its engine was hit and totally destroyed by a “bird strike”.
“It’s true, na-bird strike ‘yung isa nating FA50 at natengga na dahil totally destroyed ‘yung engine niya. Ang hindi ko lang alam kung dalawang engine o isa lang. Twin engines kasi ‘yung FA50 natin,” a former officer of PAF who asked not to be identified told InterAksyon.com.
InterAksyon.com has tried but failed to get an immediate comment from PAF spokesman Colonel Araus Robert Musico.
According to the source, the bird strike hit the FA50 jet at the PAF’s runaway at Clark Airfield in Pampanga sometime in March this year.
The incident was not reported by PAF until the information was leaked to InterAskyon.com.
“Sa ngayon, ‘yung isa na lamang na FA50 ang lumilipad dahil nga sira ang makina at hindi pa napapalitan nung isang FA50,” the source said.
Birds colliding with aircraft usually result in bird strikes, which are a natural occurrence at this time of the year.
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A full ILS pacakge is actually mandated by law. But such packages can't last forever. Ideally we'd transition to a logistics agreement before that package runs out.
A bit OT, but school me a bit here Mr A.
Why then is the PAF bidding for a new(?) engine for the FA50 that suffered the bird strike several months ago? Shouldn't the ILS package/parts started coming in for storage after the planes were delivered? Or does the manufacturer determines which part/s should be delivered first, base of estimated annual flying hours?