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Old 17th Sep 2008, 06:43
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BA flight loses fairing

From a Dutch newspaper: nrc.nl - Binnenland - Vliegtuig verliest onderdeel

Translation:

Schiphol, 16th of September

An airplane of BA has lost a part shortly after take of from Schiphol Airport.

According to a spokesperson from the Dutch Safety Inspection, the so-called fairing has landed in the vicinity of Spaarnwoude. A fairing is a aerodynamic shroud of an airplane.

It is a part of an airplane that, stressed by the spokesperson, does not influence the flight safety. The part, about 50 by 150 cm in size, has not been found, so far as the spokesperson knows of. (?)
It is still unclear how the part became detached from the plane.
Anybody know about this? Was it a flap track fairing?
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Not heard about it but the flap track fairing is an aerodynamic fairing that covers the flap track. You are allowed to fly without an amount of them as long as it is in compliance with the CDL. The penalty is increase fuel usage.
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You are allowed to fly without an amount of them as long as it is in compliance with the CDL. The penalty is increase fuel usage.
But I am fairly sure the CDL implies they are removed for the whole flight, not just part of it
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The size mentioned suggests either a pack bay door or an engine cowling?
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Can't imagine it was an engine cowling. They seem to make a terrible mess of the leading edge, the stab and door 2 when they depart!
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Try the top of an RJ wing.

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Top of a wing?
cover panel or something like that?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 20:08
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According newspaper Parool it was a Ba146 loosing a fairing "sticking out underneath the wing". (Flaptrack fairing?) It landed in somebodys backyard.
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Koningin Beatrix, Prins Willem-Alexander en Prinses Maxima wuiven naar het publiek vanaf het balkon van Paleis Noordeinde in Den Haag
90 deg thread drift - Couple of years ago was in The Sydney Opera when Queen Beatrix attended the performance. Amusing speech by Ambassador and Champagne by Dutch Embassy - thank you very much
Odd thing, they didn't play the Oz & Netherlands national anthems

Back to the thread - if it lands in your garden can you keep it??
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Not heard about it but the flap track fairing is an aerodynamic fairing that covers the flap track.

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Back to the thread - if it lands in your garden can you keep it??
Who on earth would want to keep something from an 146?

(Incoming....)
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Hehe, funny

Historic fragment...? A part off the last plane designed at de Havillands, Hatfield? A real aviation museum piece... end of an era!

Now wait for the responses
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Back to the thread - if it lands in your garden can you keep it??
Happened more than once in the US where the dropped part was offered up for a sum of money. In most cases the offer was declined and the Feds were sent in to recover the item only for investigation after which it was returned to the new owner who of course found that there was no market for it since it was no longer airworthy by itself.

One guy was incensed at this and made a museum piece of it in his front yard for all to see from the nearby road. I think somebody stole it a year later for their private yard-junk collection
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/dutch chav mode:

stick it on your opel manta, it will make it more aerodynamic and makes it go faster!

/dutch chav mode

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It is a part of an airplane that, stressed by the spokesperson, does not influence the flight safety.
Noticed the spokesperson has cunningly avoided the rest of that sentence "....unless it detaches mid-flight, in which case it might"
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That's more German than Dutch, we tend to like volkswagen golf here in the low countries... Offcourse with numerous bits stuck on with doublesided stickytape, exhausts big enough to fit a 1 gallon coke bottle and noise louder than a 747 at takeoff...
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Who on earth would want to keep something from an 146?
I'd buy it.
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5 mtrs x .5 mtrs not sure what it covers but it's large piece of wing to to loose. coming to an AAIB report soon

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Wink

If you don't want it, I'll have it.

Right, any takers? Name yer price ........
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Here you'll be able to find something...
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