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What's Wrong With This AA 757?  
User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

Looks like a big crack or something... anybody know what this is and why it was flying like that?


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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

A crack, I don't think so !!

User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

It's probably just a really crappy patch job on the composite skin. Does look like an ugly scar though, doesn't it?


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

I believe this has been posted before, however I am not experienced in finding archives, so I'll let somebody else do that.

User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

My Mistake, Must have been another Aircraft with the same problem. I know something like this has been discussed before though

User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

A wild guess on my part, but the appearance of the buff marks on the crown of the airplane would lead me to believe that this maybe an ex-TWA bird that was stripped and repainted in American colors. Usually planes that American bought have very polished skins because they never were painted. If this is the case; maybe the paint on the forward leftt wing fillet is just peeling off. It does look a little disconcerting though!

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

The reg and the PW engines would confirm Broke's suspicion (that it is an ex-TWA bird).  Smile

LY744.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:

Indeed, it is an ex-TWA plane, as you can tell by both the terrible looking buff marks (really, can't they do better than that?) and the more obvious Pratt and Whitney engines.

I think that the paint peeling is one possibility- the ex TeeDub planes seem to have terrible paint jobs, with letters falling off of the tails and whatnot. Also, I think the composite patch- job is another reasonable explanation- perhaps they patched it, but didn't have time to paint it afterward.

Randy


User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2744 times:

Yeah you guys have the right idea. Obviously the paint on the fuselage is stripped and polished. The area where you see the missing paint are areas where the paint does not get stripped for a repaint. So what you are actually seeing is the dark blue paint (which is the color of the bottom of the fuse of the newest TWA scheme) and not a crack like a few of you guys thought. It does appear that AA took the cheap route when it came to painting the TWA jets. I mean do some of you guys actually think that was a real crack and that plane would be flying like that? I dont think so. lol
Hope this helps,
James


User currently offlineTrnsWrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 924 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

And no that is not patch work either. Just the old TWA paint showing underneath the peeling AA paint.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Maybe the AA paint crews wanted to scare somebody, when I first saw the picture, I thought the plane had to have flown through some VERY rough weather.

Anybody know why the crews do a bad job repainting the ex-TWA aircraft? It always seems as if the paint is peeling off. In regards to the buffing, I think this was the best the AA crews could do as you must recall that there was white paint there previously.

blink



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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5490 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Yeah I emailed Tim last night about it. Looks like the remnance of TWA trying to peak through. Long live TWA! Haha  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineClipper471 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2571 times:
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Sure enough, it's the TWA paint under...


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User currently offlineExitrowaisle From United States of America, joined May 2000, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2522 times:

We have already established that it's an ex-TWA plane, but just another tip-off; note the small exit door aft of the wing. That's the TWA configuration. Original AA 757s don't have that, they have 2 overwing exits instead.

User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2439 times:

Gremlins!!!!...

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User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2398 times:

then I guess it would be dumb to point out the engines. AA uses Rolls Royce while Teeedub went with the cuter Pratt & Whitney engines...

-n


User currently offlineKanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2409 times:

...or the TWA logo/ID just aft of L1? You can't really make out the letters in the photo but from seeing it on other former TWA aircraft I know what it is.

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