A small hole in a fuel tank caused by a loose wing slat bolt was the likely cause of the Aug. 20 China Airlines 737-800 post-landing fire and explosion at Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan's Aircraft and Railways Accidents Investigation Commission said yesterday. Kazushige Daiki, the commission's chief investigator, said a 0.8-1.2-in. hole was found in a fuel tank. Investigators believe the hole was caused by a bolt from a right wing slat. "The bolt pierced through the fuel tank and we believe ...

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