I was deciding whether or not to post this, but I figured you guys are pretty clever and can probably figure out what happened. I flew on WN
to go home for Christmas break, going from IND
. This was on the plane for MDW
. When we took our seats, my girlfriend noticed that there was something different in the trailing edge of one of the flaps, so I looked out and saw something surprising. There were 2 parts that were broken, but I could only get a shot of one. I reassured her that someone would have noticed it on either the FO walkaround or the ground crew walkaround. I hope I was right. Here's the first part: An actual cut in the trailing edge.
There was a section inboard to the damage above on the trailing edge of the wing that was damaged too. It looked like the metal was ruffled, or fringed, however you want to put it. My initial thoughts were that something backed up into the wing and damaged it, but the cut in the flap is so clean I was wondering if maybe that could be a quick fix to cut away the originally damaged section so it wouldn't propagate.
I'd like to know what you guys thing. Thanks