How Mal 780
by Paul Belanger
The United States Air Force uses number codes to describe the condition of parts in or from an aircraft.
This is called a "How Malfunction" code, or "How Mal" for short.
The How Mal code 780 indicates the part is bent, buckled, collapsed, dented, distorted, or twisted.
The twelve stories in How Mal 780 carefully fall into any, or all, of the above designations.