Reply To: Flight BA762 LHR – Oslo emergency landing

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Tallinnman
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To be fair to the pilot conducting the walk around, the cowling, although unlatched is apparently completely flush as it would be when physically closed. For the pilot to check they would be required to lie on the ground directly under the engine and physically check they are locked by attempting to hinge the cowling upwards.

Reckon a few have been tempted to do this recently!

Some airlines have a additional checks in place when these type of cowlings are opened requiring a additional inspections and sign off.

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