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Bullet Hole Found on SAS Plane  
User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2727 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 13373 times:

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.no is reporting that one of the SAS airplanes that flew stranded passengers home from Thailand has been grounded as they found it had a hole that appears to be from a gunshot. It was never any risk for passengers. The hole is between 5 and 7 millimeter in the wing.

I will post more, as this news develops.

Link to article: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/uriks/article2803951.ece

[Edited 2008-12-03 05:41:11]


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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12736 times:

The Police in Sweden now confirms that the plane has been shot at, and that there is a bullet hole in the fuselage. I am not sure how often this happen. But the Swedish police will now track the routes the plane have flown, and talk to everybody who has been working around that plane to see if they can find out what happens.


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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2727 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12718 times:



Quoting OyKIE (Reply 1):
The Police in Sweden now confirms that the plane has been shot at, and that there is a bullet hole in the fuselage.

Here is a link: http://www.aftenposten.no/nyheter/uriks/article2804664.ece

Does anybody know what kind of registration the plane has?



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User currently offlineLH4116 From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 1710 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 12656 times:

Here's an article in English:

http://www.thelocal.se/16090/20081203/



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12466 times:

The news article stated that the hole was in an aileron. Since the aileron is not very thick and made from thin material (composite) you would think there should be two holes. One in the bottom skin and one on the top skin. If not the bullet should still be in the aileron .

User currently offlineMax777geek From Italy, joined Mar 2007, 538 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 12104 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 4):
The news article stated that the hole was in an aileron. Since the aileron is not very thick and made from thin material (composite) you would think there should be two holes. One in the bottom skin and one on the top skin. If not the bullet should still be in the aileron .

thus making somehow easier to guess where it was shoot from, in the best case.

Not with the speed they do that on C.S.I., but hopefully in a week or so...


User currently offlineManu From Canada, joined Dec 2004, 406 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9189 times:

To quote the aviation guru, Homer Simpson--They're speed holes! They make the plane go faster.

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 9134 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 4):
Since the aileron is not very thick and made from thin material (composite) you would think there should be two holes. One in the bottom skin and one on the top skin.

There is. A 6mm hole in the bottom skin and a slightly larger hole in the top skin


User currently offlineRsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5690 times:

Assuming this didn't happen in Stockholm between the time it landed and the time it was inspected.... WOW! The things planes endure and still end up being dependable!

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5571 times:



Quoting Rsrik (Reply 9):
Assuming this didn't happen in Stockholm between the time it landed and the time it was inspected.... WOW! The things planes endure and still end up being dependable!

It's is nearly impossible to notice a 6mm hole like that under normal inspection/walk around


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

are they sure it was a bullet?

at DAB like 5 years ago we had a DL MD88 come in with a puncture in the flap, upon further inspection it was noted that a lugnut/bolt was missing from the wheel.... meaning that the nut/bolt came off and punctured the flap, and the puncture looked every similar to a bullet hole.



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AK-47

If the hole was only 6mm, it seems a bit small for an AK47.

The weapon has a calibre of 7.62mm, and I would expect some tearing as the plane passed over the firer.

Incidentally, is'nt the M16 5.56 mm?.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4764 times:

Did they fly over my cousins house? Big grin Big grin

User currently offlineMSYPI7185 From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 710 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3879 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
Incidentally, is'nt the M16 5.56 mm?.

Yes


User currently offlineCFMitch56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Maybe it was an unemployed Q400 trying to tell its ex-employer what it thinks of it.

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