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Boeing tanker deliveries were paused this spring because of a stray plastic cap

A KC-46 air-to-air refueling tanker for the Air Force sits outside Boeing’s Everett Modification Center (EMC) at the south end of Paine Field. The EMC is where Boeing installs the refueling and other military systems on its 767 commercial airframe to complete the KC-46 tankers.  Shot Friday, April 23, 2021. 216969

Deliveries of Boeing troubled KC-46 tanker were halted for about a month earlier this year after Air Force and company inspectors found a red plastic cap lodged in a fuel valve that caused the uncontrolled flow of fuel from a one tank into another.

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