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Buyantukhaa
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Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:46 am

Could anyone identify the flap that was discovered on Reunion today? It is covered in shells so it has been floating for quite a while.

http://www.zinfos974.com/Ste-Suzanne...oujours-pas-identifiee_a88435.html

I suppose it wouldn't be a B777, would it...
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:16 pm

I'd recommend posting this to http://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing, guaranteed for getting an answer! If you don´t have Reddit account I can post it and share the URL here.
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 1:15 pm

Quoting Buyantukhaa (Thread starter):
I suppose it wouldn't be a B777, would it...

It seems large enough to have a S/n or part number on some part of it.. should be pretty easy to identify!
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:48 pm

http://img5.picload.org/image/ipdgigd/unbenannt.png

http://www.zinfos974.com/photo/art/d.../8077714-12589135.jpg?v=1438160455

http://www.zinfos974.com/photo/art/d.../8078414-12590271.jpg?v=1438169751

Seems like a pretty certain identification to me... 777 flaperon... The shape, the square of tubing, even the hole running through the leading edge just where the PCU attach point was...
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:26 pm

I think it's been pretty well identified in this thread... Aircraft Flap Found In La Réunion (RUN) (by chuchoteur Jul 29 2015 in Civil Aviation)

[Edited 2015-07-29 16:27:17]
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:26 pm

I've seen members on this forum identify the aircraft a part the size of a golf ball goes on; we ought to be able to do the same for something the size of a flap!
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RE: Identify This Flap Washed Up On Reunion Beach

Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting Moose135 (Reply 4):
I think it's been pretty well identified in this thread...

Perhaps, but I always put more credence in what I read in Tech Ops.
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