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737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
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Did anyone see the Boeing 737, it looked like it was in the new style ATA livery, landing this afternoon at Boeing Field in Seattle.

The plane was missing the left winglet...I was having lunch at Palisades at Elliot Bay and it flew over right around 1pm...

Is this some sort of a test plane? An accident? Me not taking my medication?

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User currently offlineDelta737 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 516 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1539 times:

It may have been missing!

I know on the Be-1900D, we could "MEL" the winglets if one was missing.

Doug


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Did you check the other side?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

I've seen a CX A333 and a LH 744 with one winglet.

User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1907 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

I saw it land as I was riding over the 1st Ave bridge, but I didn't notice it was missing anything..?




- I am LN-MOW, and I approve this message.
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9601 posts, RR: 69
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1308 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...

User currently offlineALSF 2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 89 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1290 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!!

Cheers


User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

I told those engineers scotch tape wouldn't hold it on...  Big grin


Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

Winglets missing occurs sometime when the aircraft is needed...


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User currently offlineDuncan From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1180 times:

Possibly doing certification for possible future deferral in the CDL.

Test flights must be performed to determine what the effects on fuel burn and performance are. This will then enable the CDL to be updated with what needs to be adjusted to allow for dispatch.

Just thinking off the top of my head  Innocent.

Duncan


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