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SriLankan/BA bent metal at LHR?

Old 4th Nov 2007, 06:44
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Unconventional solution: Saw the other tip off?
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 07:51
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Ha Ha, well I understand the passengers concern and I empathise.

How should we expect them to know about CDL?
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 15:09
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airbus 340 flight without winglets

passengers revolted over the idea of flying on an airbus 340 that had winglet damage from a ground collision in england.

question: to you airbus 340 guys...we all know winglets are what they are...but is there a written provision to fly revenue flights without them?

I"m not speaking of a ferry flight with just the pilots.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 15:23
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Usually MEL, 10 days, small perf penalty, usually just one. No problem.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 15:24
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Winglet missing on A340

Yes, I have flown the A340, minus 1 wingtip, a few years ago.

It is in the MEL and if memory serves me correct, only 1 winglet may be missing (not both), max take-off weight is decreased quite a bit, and fuel burn is increased. Performance degradation.

The aircraft may still operate safely, no major problems, although it just looks strange.
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 17:44
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What is even worse than the Daily Mail article is some of the readers comments down at the bottom of the page!
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Old 4th Nov 2007, 20:08
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It is easy to be scathing and witter on about MELs but to the uninitiated, the plane looks broken.
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Old 6th Nov 2007, 15:06
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My Brother was one of 2 Captains on BA.

Standard response, AAIB, Police, they were all breathalyzed then sent to hotel. Left the next day. Fortunately made it back in time to go to Paris to watch England loose.

It was no great shakes.

Although,he did say the best decision he had made that day was to give away the sector to the other Captain who hadn't done much handling recently (apparently a little paper work is involved)
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 00:45
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That BA 747 also flew with one winglet after that accident (or does a damaged winglet classify as severe incident?):

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1285128/L/
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 06:26
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It is not the first time, a few years ago a United 777 chopped off an Air Jamaica winglet. Remember..Wing Tip Clearance is not assured in the holding area, as the ATIS always says.
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