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HAWK21M
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Findings Of Radome Damage [Flight 478]

Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:56 pm


Anyone aware of the findings of this Incident [07/07/2008] on Flight 478.Has a conclusion been reached?
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RE: Findings Of Radome Damage [Flight 478]

Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:14 pm

Not a bird strike as it was earlier reported. There was a pin size hole in the radome that caused the structure to fail/collapse.
 
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RE: Findings Of Radome Damage [Flight 478]

Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:14 pm



Quoting Airbuske (Reply 1):
There was a pin size hole in the radome that caused the structure to fail/collapse.

Amazing & I believe its the first ever...this collapse due structural weakness.

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RE: Findings Of Radome Damage [Flight 478]

Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:31 am



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Amazing & I believe its the first ever...this collapse due structural weakness.

that kind of surprises me...seeing as it take the brunt of the airstream im surprised this sort of thing has not happened at least once before
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RE: Findings Of Radome Damage [Flight 478]

Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:54 am

I've seen a Bird hit on a B752 radome in the exact center causing a 4-6" Dia dent.While replacing the radome,from Inside the Dent was very significant but no cracks.
But a structural collapse is a rare one.

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