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Engineers' Laurel and Hardy moment caused British Airways 787 to take an accidental knee

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Dorothy Chiaramonte
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A tale of two holes and two mechanics of two different heights

A British Airways Boeing 787's landing gear collapsed during a botched test after a short mechanic asked a taller co-worker to insert a lock-out pin into a hole he couldn't reach – only for the second mechanic to put it in the wrong place.…

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