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Delta aircraft loses a part of the wing

Old 17th Mar 2014, 04:33
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Delta aircraft loses a part of the wing

A Delta 757 loses a part of the wing, wonder how bad it would have been if the engines were rear mounted
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 04:35
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http://i.imgur.com/59oQPGZ.jpg Photo including a leak

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@tiger: the passenger who took that pic is a boss
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 05:01
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Wow right along the attachment line on all sides. When they find it they might even be able to reuse it if the attachment holes were mostly empty.
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@lomapaseo : I'm no expert but I'm surprised that some of the wires didn't come off
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 05:21
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Loss of wing panel @tiger9999187

Wow, did the gear extend ok, major hydraulic leak on that right main gear ram!

http://i.imgur.com/59oQPGZ.jpg Photo including a leak
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Material

They could make the wing piece from Perspex!!Then you could see things working!!!
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Fortunate it did not do some stab or elevator damage.
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first time I've seen something like that.
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 06:03
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Plane was Delta 2412 KMCO-KATL.
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 09:25
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At a moment like this, keep calm and carry on! where was it going, I wonder, and how high when this photo was taken out a passenger's window....that's somebody I would call a very first class passenger!
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 09:32
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Are we being misled?
It looks like an access panel removed for inspection.

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major hydraulic leak on that right main gear ram!
What color is hydrolic oil?
Why is there a test kit attached to the ram?

Last edited by owen meaney; 17th Mar 2014 at 10:02. Reason: On closer inspection with glasses on
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 10:14
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The image looks real to me at least this posted version, the jpg tiles match up between the wing & sky....
No jaggies seen, no errors noticed on the static discharge? protrusions (trailing edge, outside wing)
The photo would need to be taken & processed in raw mode & then converted to a jpg to give the same effect, but the noise levels look very similar between the wing & sky i.e. same camera used...

Of course no EXIF data provided...
Could be wrong, but....

AND..the oil spray looks very realistic!
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 10:21
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Can anyone here tell from the ram whether the wheels are up or down?
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 10:50
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Gear is up.
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It looks like an access panel removed for inspection.
It definitively is an access panel (typically called shroud panel), and maybe it has been previously removed for inspection, but obviously not fastened after... There is not a single remainder of the panel in the fastening areas. To break all fasteners is highly improbable. Someone forgot to install all of them?
I assume a ferry flight without that panel is not allowed?
Some mechanic will probably have a chat with his boss now...
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The image looks real to me at least this posted version, the jpg tiles match up between the wing & sky....
When enlarged, I thought the same, which led me to think of the perspective, the aircraft could be on the ground and jacked. Low cloud behind.
As someone said, it is a lot of screws to be left out/loose.
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Old 17th Mar 2014, 12:00
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The upward curve to the wing looks natural and strongly suggestive of in-flight loading, owen meaney.
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Yes indeed it does, cheers Cameronian.

Should have looked online first:
http://www.news.com.au/world/delta-p...-1226857236107

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Old 17th Mar 2014, 12:55
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I suppose an ETOPS (or whatever it's called these days) wouldn't dare shed a panel like that over the middle of the pond.
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