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Air China B752 near Chengdu on Jun 4th 2013, Hit at 26,246 feet?

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posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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it is most likely a goose that's been hit at altitude, is there any other reported damage ?




posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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It doesn't look like a failure, some of the missing paint is scraped out, also the right-hand windscreen wiper does not appear to be at rest, whether that is relevant or not.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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Usually they do, but sometimes you get a few hailstones thrown out of a storm that go for a good distance. It's kind of like lightning from a thunderstorm. Usually it stays close, but sometimes it throws bolts out 40 or 50 miles.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:32 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
From comparing it to other pics of hail-damaged nose cones of aircraft, it certainly seems similar. it's hitting at high velocity, so it's surprising it is such a big dent.


My point exactly, in a way, because any hail stone large enough to create a dent with that surface area would have to be close to or over a meter in diameter, and hail is generally irregularly shaped at that altitude(i.e. spikes and edges) and would have punctured the radome. Whatever the plane hit had to have come in at an angle at some speed itself or it would have punctured instead of caroming off to the side.



posted on Jun, 6 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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That is a reasonable possibility, and It would account for the lack of further damage to the craft from flying through an actual storm.



posted on Jun, 7 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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I don't know if other damage occurred..I just picked up the story from RSOE..that's all the info they had. Maybe in the next few days they will be able to tell us what happened..




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