Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Aborted trip !
I was hoping to write this blog entry from Belfast today but my trip had to be cancelled due to a fault with the plane that I had boarded. An eagle-eyed ground crew inspector noticed a few drops of liquid from one of the engines which turned out to be a fuel leak and after much testing, the plane was declared unfit to use until repairs had been effected. The subsequent delay was too long for me to make the conference I was due to speak at.
I would like to think that some technology on board the plane would have detected such a problem, but it demonstrates the importance of the human touch still today.