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NW 757 Returns W Hole In Wing  
User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

What do you think would have happened had this flight been at night and nobody noticed? Luck was on the side of this flight.


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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Good thing to save people lives. Thanks goodness to have someone caught it. Good news.  

User currently offlineFuture_Pilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Something to do with the armed forces is my guess, or maybe some crazy people playing with an illegaly aquired 50 mm machine gun, hmmm.....

User currently offlineRex_Omar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

Patrick Hogan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, said the pilot didn't radio for an emergency landing, but "needed to land here because of a problem." He also said that a hole that size was unusual

Surely a hole of ANY size in a wing is unusual!!!

User currently offlinePhilly phlyer From United States of America, joined May 1999, 317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

At this time of year in North America, you see a large number of geese flying south in formation at higher than normal altitudes.

My question would be as follows:

> If the bird were big enough and hit the leading edge just right with enough force, could it do that type of damage? [Could this damage have been done if they hit a large bird (goose) while flying at a relatively high speed during the initial low altitude flight?]

> Any experts out there?

User currently offlineAb.400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

The pilot didn´t notice any change in performance and handling..... maybe this is an idea for saving some weight on 757´s. 

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