|Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 5):|
The non-threaded end looks to be either melted (bubbling) or having impacted another piece of strong metal.
|Quoting Confuscius (Reply 1):|
Quoting capitalflyer (Thread starter):
Bolt Falls Off Plane On IAD Approach
I hope he's okay and won't affect his track career. He might compete in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.
|Quoting apfpilot (Reply 11):|
Looks to me like it is caked in dirt? Maybe cement?
|Quoting UAL Bagsmasher (Reply 14):|
Any chance this can be a piece of "space junk?" It's hard to tell if that is sealant or melted material.
|Quoting CALTECH (Reply 16):|
With the quick look, Wheel Tie Bolt is a best guess.
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