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What Happened To This B738?  
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3834 times:

Hey,

I was looking at the top list, and came across this:


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I know it is a new door on the aircraft, but why is there a new door on the aircraft?

e.g. Incident, Maintenance, Age (doubt it) etc.

Thanks
Mike

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User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3813 times:

That looks like a new door, or at least one thats been re-skinned. One possibilty is damage to the skin, or a jetway incident.


Never, ever moon a werewolf !!
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3788 times:

Quoting Jetmek319 (Reply 1):
That looks like a new door

I kinda said that  Smile

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Thread starter):
I know it is a new door on the aircraft



Quoting Jetmek319 (Reply 1):
One possibilty is damage to the skin, or a jetway incident.

I think a Jetway incident is possible.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31576 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3771 times:

Probably frame cracked.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):

Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlinePhollingsworth From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 825 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 4):
Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired?

It can be repaired, but depending on the damage that the door incurred it could take several days of work to fix the door. The doors are interchangeable parts that can be swapped fairly quickly. It is not uncommon to lease a part for the duration of the time is takes to repair the airline owned one. We use to do this all the time with cowls, doors, flaps, etc when I worked for DL.


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 5):

Great, thanks for clearing that theory up.

Although... does anyone know what EXACTLY happened?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31576 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3299 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 4):
Ahh, that makes sense but does the door have to be replaced. Can't that be repaired

Depending on the Type & Extend of damage.To Avoid an AOG situation.Replacement is easier.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Quoting Phollingsworth (Reply 5):
We use to do this all the time with cowls, doors, flaps, etc when I worked for DL.

Didn't WN mechs once "5 finger discount" a set of flaps off an AA 733?


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