FOD Incident in C-130 Technical Posted March 25, 2009 I've heard of an engine being trashed by afterbody bolts, but only because the person removed the prop for a thrustnut seal leak run and had left the afterbody bolts laying on the prop drain pan prior to the run. You didn't mention the prop being removed, so my imagination doesn't allow me to see how they can get in the intake. You also said "screws" and I can't imagine which screws you are referring to. With the prop installed, the front spinner installed, and the afterbodies installed; hardware in the intake is difficult to imagine without human intervention. ----- Hey Steve, I was stationed at Pope AFB when the guys did that! They had pulled the prop, re-sealed the thrustnut and started the thing up to leak check the thrust nut. They did leave one set (2) from one side of the after body laying in the drip pan. Actually I think that they were on that little shelf up from the drip pan. Engine started and sucked them in. I know the name of the guy who did that do you?