Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9758 posts, RR: 66
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
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it was for sure missing the left winglet...when it flew over my lunch spot it was slow and low....I watched it from directly overhead to just about touch down...you could clearly see the right winglet, but the left wing was bare...
ALSF 2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 89 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1916 times:
It must have been something Boeing was doing... I find it very hard to believe that it can be deferred. This isn't just a small winglet.... It's a 6 - 8 Ft blended wing component that factors a lot into the fuel eff/ lifting design of these wings, not to mention the nav/strobes lights are all attached to it. But now a days almost everything is deferrable, so who knows!!