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clickhappy
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737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Fri May 17, 2002 12:33 pm

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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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Fri May 17, 2002 3:13 pm

It may have been missing!

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

Doug
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Fri May 17, 2002 4:17 pm

Did you check the other side?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Fri May 17, 2002 4:44 pm

I've seen a CX A333 and a LH 744 with one winglet.
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Fri May 17, 2002 9:50 pm

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

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clickhappy
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Sat May 18, 2002 12:13 am

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...
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Sat May 18, 2002 12:27 am

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
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Sat May 18, 2002 1:25 am

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.
 
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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Sat May 18, 2002 1:55 am

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


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RE: 737 Missing A Winglet Landing This Afternoon @ BFI

Sat May 18, 2002 3:20 am

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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