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The BBC is reporting there will be a special bulletin from the CAA’s AAIB today. Apparently these interim reports are designed to give operators an early heads-up thus hoping to avoid similar occurrences before the full report is issued in a few months.

…”The BBC’s Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott said: “What we do now know from the NTSB is that the plane lost both engine cowlings during take-off.

“The fact that they both broke at about the same time points towards a problem with the latches that hold them in place.

“That could mean a mechanical fault or it could mean the engineering team hasn’t locked and checked them properly after maintenance.”

He added: “We don’t yet know for certain what has caused this problem but I have spoken to a number of experts and so far, failing to lock the engine “bonnet” properly is looking like the most likely explanation.”

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