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787-9 damaged in ground accident

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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 06:25 AM
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A Scoot 787-9 at Changi, with 303 passengers suffered significant damage to the left wing when the wing fence of an A380 being pushed back dragged across the top of it. There were no injuries reported on either aircraft, and the A380 suffered minor damage.

The 787 was taken back to a repair area, but from the looks of the pictures it may need a big piece of the wing replaced. The A380 will only need a new wing fence.




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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Bugs me how Airbus changes the meaning of aviation terminology. That is a winglet, not a fence. Below is a wing fence.

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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: HickoryStick

Interesting. I learned those as Strakes.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 08:03 AM
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a reply to: HickoryStick

A winglet extends above the wing from the wingtip, where a wing fence extends above and below the wingtip. It's one of those fun "a fence is a winglet but a winglet isn't s fence" things. Those have a similar effect as the wing fence in the picture you posted. They were first described as fences in the 70s.


a reply to: cosmania

Strakes are different beasts than winglets. They're usually on the fuselage and are longer than they are wide.


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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

GLARE strikes again!

The -380 cut through the Boeing like it was tissue paper.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Barnalby

Yeah it did. I'm betting they just replace the wing and return that one to Boeing for study.



posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yeah, one would think that the wing sheeting would defeat a winglet, not the other way around
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posted on Mar, 30 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: Barnalby

It's all about mass and angles.



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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Bird Strikes are going to be messy..



posted on Mar, 31 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

They hold up nicely to them. They've had a few.


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