Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 18802 times:
Today at IAD SAS A330 LN-RKH landed on 1R with missing winglet and part of the wing.
What I mean by part of the wing is that sheet of wing component was ripped off, just like you would cut empty can of Coke with the scisors but not even, and edges would hang on all sides.
Any news about it yet?
Christeljs From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 533 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15808 times:
Quoting BoeingOnFinal (Reply 7): cause I would not care for a winglet slicing through my living room.
I'd actually care for it. Not only would get it fixed for free, you could get a lot of money for it. Remember the Sioux City DC-10. I think that woman that found the part of the engine got pretty rich.
Brendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 15499 times:
Quoting Christeljs (Reply 8): Remember the Sioux City DC-10. I think that woman that found the part of the engine got pretty rich.
That was a totally different setting, the engine-fan she found was a crucial part in the investigation of the accident, this is a small mishap in comparison.
But of course, finding it is just as important, the last time I checked, winglets weren't exactly supposed to fall of
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14063 times:
Have you got any evidence whatsoever to back up the dramatic subject line? As already mentioned, most airliners with winglets are certified to fly without one / both of them. There are a large number of photos in the database showing aircraft operating as normal with one missing. For example:
SCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 6045 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13280 times:
Much ado about nothing.
Winglets are aerodynamic enhancements, not required for safe flight. The airline simply made a technical assessment of the condition, verified it struturally sound and secure for flight, and flew it back to be repaired by their own MX.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
: I would like to see you yawn if you got the winglet slicing through your head. Maybe this is not serious for the Aircrafts flying ability's, but it's
: It looks like a 767 without the winglet
: It's pretty obvious that the winglet did NOT fall off in flight, there are no pieces of wing skin and all that's visible is the winglet attachment poi
: Actually, it went up to 500.000 usd, and yes, they gave to charity most of it. I don't think SAS is even considering giving a dime fot their winglet,
: Whats the big deal, a aircraft can fly with one or both winglets missing, about 0.5% fuel penaly. This is no news, she probably left with it missing.
: Agreed, I got confused with the zeroes and the comma.
: Again, no evidence that the winglet fell off inflight. Harry
: The Scandinavian picture looks doctored. Did you notice the reflection of the engine underwing both on the forward part of the underwing and then agai
: You're right, these areas do look a bit odd: Although the tip of the wing looks normal. Harry
: Look at the orange/grey crossover, it are reflections from the engine
: Those are quite clearly reflections from the engines. The 'damage' being refered to earlier is the one at the very edge of the wingtip where the wing
: I don't see what looks so strange about that engine reflections.
: I concur with junior747 the red areas on the wing are reflections. They seem strange but its angled and the aileron seems to be in an exact postion fo
: Also, look where the lighted area has its edge along the engine nacelle. You can follow that up to where the damaged looking part is and its a straig
: It didn't fall off while inflight, there was a ground accident at CPH some days ago and the mechanics removed the winglet which caused a six hour dela
: Thank you for your insightful contribution, or are you just trying to boost your post count? I see now that the reflection cuts off so abruptly is du
: Indeed. Anyone should have been able to see this. And SAS would not have flown pax back to CPH if it was unsafe.
: I wasn't talking about the winglet. Harry
: I know that. I know you were talking about the shadow. And I think everyone could have been able to see it is a shadow.. from the sun. Nothing more t
: Hey Rafal, nice to see that you started a thread about this one...I too was interested as to the source of this unusual sight. Just in case you guys a
: One of our A320's was being pushed back from stand for hangar maintenance, and a catering truck reversed directly towards the wing. The aircraft's win
: Am I the only one who feel a little - eh... Reparing outer damage to an aircraft with TAPE? If I were to be on a flight where I could see that the wi
: Last Monday I flew NW SEA-HNL on a 757, as we were boarding many passengers noted the joint of the wing to the fuse was taped over and the tape was fr
: They do it from time to time. But, it's not like your regular kitchen-tape, if that's a bit more comforting You can see some pictures of it here:
: Thanks for clearing the things up. From the ground it looked dramatic. When I saw the picture I never thought that red/white parts on the wings were e
: Oh no... didn't mean to imply that... actually didn't realize you had taken the photo. I thought it was from other site reporting the incident. Inter
: True, and let's not forget that the Voyager flew around the world without winglets after damaging them on takeoff.
: Can you imagine how it would feel - looking out the window and seeing a part of the wing (even if it is just the winglet) just fly off? Especially if
: That's when the captain is supposed to say (over the speakers) that they've just released one of the droptanks