miamiair
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Bird Vs. 767 Flap Fairing

Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:08 pm

Graphic pictures of a bird strike to a composite (Kevlar/aramid + nomex core) flap fairing. Damage found during walk-around. Down-time was 11 Hours to accomplish repair.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268A.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268B.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268C.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268D.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268E.jpg

Repaired and top-coated:
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c325/miamiair/8268N.jpg
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RE: Bird Vs. 767 Flap Fairing

Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:37 pm

What kind of plane?

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miamiair
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RE: Bird Vs. 767 Flap Fairing

Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:55 pm

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 1):
What kind of plane?

767-316F
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RE: Bird Vs. 767 Flap Fairing

Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:35 am

Looks like a no-win for both of them.

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RE: Bird Vs. 767 Flap Fairing

Wed Feb 28, 2007 4:22 am

That kind of reminds me of the testing NASA did on the shuttle leading edge ... piece of foam hits, and whammo - huge hole ...

Mir's right ... no win for either one.

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