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|Locale Reference||atc facility : bis|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 0|
msl bound upper : 41000
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Medium Large Transport, Low Wing, 2 Turbojet Eng|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : first officer|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : atp
pilot : instrument
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 240|
flight time total : 5000
flight time type : 1400
|Function||other personnel other|
|Anomaly||aircraft equipment problem : critical|
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
|Airport||procedure or policy : unspecified|
Potable water access door located on right front of fuselage. On preflight, it is not uncommon to find water in and around, and dripping from the access door area. During cold WX operations, drips of water will stream aft on the fuselage and freeze. They can then break off and get ingested into the right engine. This reportedly happened on our air carrier in bismarck, nd, in 3/88. The rubber seal which is attached to the access door is supposed to retain water which might leak. Either the seals are not containing leaks, or the people who service the system with fresh water are sloppy.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: REPORT INDICATES FORWARD POTABLE WATER DRAINS ON MLG NOT BEING PROPERLY SECURED, RESULTING IN LEAKING WATER AND DANGER OF ICE BUILDUP AND CONSEQUENT INGESTION INTO ENGINE.
Narrative: POTABLE WATER ACCESS DOOR LOCATED ON RIGHT FRONT OF FUSELAGE. ON PREFLT, IT IS NOT UNCOMMON TO FIND WATER IN AND AROUND, AND DRIPPING FROM THE ACCESS DOOR AREA. DURING COLD WX OPS, DRIPS OF WATER WILL STREAM AFT ON THE FUSELAGE AND FREEZE. THEY CAN THEN BREAK OFF AND GET INGESTED INTO THE RIGHT ENG. THIS REPORTEDLY HAPPENED ON OUR ACR IN BISMARCK, ND, IN 3/88. THE RUBBER SEAL WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE ACCESS DOOR IS SUPPOSED TO RETAIN WATER WHICH MIGHT LEAK. EITHER THE SEALS ARE NOT CONTAINING LEAKS, OR THE PEOPLE WHO SVC THE SYS WITH FRESH WATER ARE SLOPPY.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.