ER-2 #806 07/09/14

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Flight Number: 
16-6052
Payload Configuration: 
MABEL / CPL / ACATS / APS / INMARSAT
Nav Data Collected: 
Yes
Total Flight Time: 
1 hours
Flight Segments: 
From:PMDTo:PMD
Start:07/09/14 19:00 Z Finish:07/09/14 20:00 Z
Flight Time:1 hours
Purpose of Flight:Check
Comments:Today's preflight went well – all instruments were functioning nominally. The flight took off from PMD at approximately 1200 PDT. During the normal ER-2 systems checks at an attitude around 18,000 feet, the pilot observed an indication of loss of pressure in the Q-bay and returned to PMD. During post flight inspection, a leak in a seal in the left hand super pod (downstream of Q-bay) was discovered. The seal will be replaced today to support another attempt at instrument checkout flight tomorrow.
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