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Summary: Accident prevention film relies on reenacted examples of sloppy maintenance and repairs on RAF aircraft to show how following regulations at all times saves equipment and lives from being wasted.
Description: A new Squadron Leader Technical Officer arrives at a RAF station to take over, and learn from, his predecessor whose excellent accident prevention record has reduced the "spate of boobs" he inherited when he first arrived. "Mac" proceeds to recall (in his Scottish accent) a series of accidents (staged), all of which could have been prevented had the relevant RAF technician (FME - Flight Mechanical Engines or FMA - Flight Mechanic Airframesl) performed his duty correctly: airframe damaged when it slips from poorly mounted jack; wrong type of nuts on Lancaster sheer off; tyres poorly stored in light and damaged by oil cause aircraft tyres to burst on landing; fatal consequences for aircraft finishers who ignored regulations to wear respirators when painting; fire risks when tracing an electrical fault.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Air Ministry (Production sponsor)
Gee Films (Production company)
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Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English