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Boeing 777 Saudi Airlines plane lands with damaged wing..old news?

Old 13th Mar 2008, 11:00
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Boeing 777 Saudi Airlines plane lands with damaged wing..old news?

Excuse me if this has already been covered somewhere but i've just come accross this video of a Saudi 777 with an apparantly damaged wing and leaking hydraulic fluid:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=70d_1205377058
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 12:44
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Not a good thing.

I'll be anxious to hear more.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 14:26
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Happened a few days ago - great footage.

Appears to be a debonding issue between flap drive hardware and composite structures. Boeing & the NTSB are on their way down. To establish the facts, blur responsibility and protect US business interests.

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Old 13th Mar 2008, 14:49
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Not a word of it on the Boeing website although the Southwest problem has been addressed there.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 14:57
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Looks really bad. It looks like it may well have been a hydraulic hydraulic problem as suggested earlier, since one of the spoiler panels remained up.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 15:08
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Nice video.

Did the hole go all the way through or just topside separation.

I had my money on ingestion of something. Oh well.
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Old 13th Mar 2008, 15:38
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As far as I can see from available information and flight data, this incident most likely concerned SV1020 from Jeddah to Riyadh on March 10th 2008. The B777-200 was taken out of service and the remaining sectors of the day flown with a B747-300.

The author of the video wrote, that the hole appeared about 900 meters above ground with a loud bang.

The video is available on youtube, too, where the author has left the more detailed description of the incident:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMJEwBXXbr8

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Old 14th Mar 2008, 19:37
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Since the problem appeared 'at about 900m with a loud bang', it's a fair bet that part of the main gear cross bracing suffered a failure and was forced upwards through the rear wing structure. In the video the flaperon/flap and spoiler operation appears normal, although there is obviously some hydraulic line fracture and/or leakage. Maybe the flight was lucky not to have had a gear collapse on touchdown.
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Old 14th Mar 2008, 21:17
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Yes - It does seem it's part of the right gear through the wing. Ouch !!
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Old 14th Mar 2008, 23:22
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If you look near the end at 1:35 you can see that panel has gone back down again.
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Old 15th Mar 2008, 14:58
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No, the single panel is extended throughout the entire video. Look towards the top of the video....

Spoiler #9 is already up when the video starts, and at touchdown (00:16) spoilers #7 and #11 pop up.

At 00:50 #7 and #11 are stowed, leaving the single #9 still extended...

Spoilers #8, #10, and #12 remain stowed throughout the entire video...
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Old 16th Mar 2008, 11:47
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so the hydaulic pressure goes and spoiler goes up and stays there?
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 13:55
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I wonder why this incident has been pulled from Flight International / flightglobal.com? In my IE history I find http://http://www.flightglobal.com/a...268/video.html and http://http://www.flightglobal.com/a...fers-wing.html but when I visit flightglobal 4 hours after I saw these articles I find nix. Advertiser got the hump did he?
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 14:48
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Can anyone translate what the pilot is saying? just out of curiosity
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Old 26th Mar 2008, 15:11
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Tallbloke, you've got two lots of http:// in those URLs, if you click on these two they should work for you.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...268/video.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...fers-wing.html
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