Sunday, January 18, 2009
As covered in the story about #211 (see previous Mi-2 posts), the bottom skin of #214 must also be replaced. The picture on the left shows an area where corrosion has eaten all the way through. The fuel tank (bladder) has already been removed from the aircraft and after an inspection of the compartment and structure, the extent of the area to be repaired will be determined.
A special ladder, part of the ground equipment, makes access for cleaning and inspecting the engine compartment easier.