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7th Nov 2018, 23:44
Only of interest because of the airline involved.

Pesawat Lion Air Tabrak Tiang di Bandara Fatmawati Bengkulu, Manajemen Pusat Lakukan Tindakan

BENGKULU, Indonesia: A Lion Air plane crashed into a pole at the Fatmawati airport in Bengkulu city on Wednesday (Nov 7) as it was about to take off for Jakarta. The crash caused its left wing to tear, as well as flight delays involving airlines such as Batik Air, local media reported.
Photos posted by Facebook user Irsan Hidayat showed a large fragment dangling from the wing of the aircraft as people gathered on the tarmac, some holding on to their luggage.

Oops (https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/lion-air-plane-wing-torn-in-airport-runway-accident-10906496)

8th Nov 2018, 00:51
A picture of the wingtip posted on social media:


9th Nov 2018, 03:59
Actually, looks like maybe just the winglet was damaged and the wing is OK. Can you CDL the winglet on an NG to ferry it for repair?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/960x960/lion_air_737_wing_strike_2_0444a392a229d551f8e51089946cd09fc 60f0371.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x526/lion_air_737_wing_strike_4_13d1ff1fb91ce5a0ce0ac937f8ee9eff3 06540a3.jpg

9th Nov 2018, 06:56
Can you CDL the winglet on an NG to ferry it for repair?

If you can on an A330, I can't see any reason why not on a 737:


9th Nov 2018, 11:44
It is possible to CDL it without the winglet.
Only you can not fly at night because the position light is build into the winglet.