747 flap segment washes ashore in Guam

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  1. Greg Bockelman

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    I wonder where it came from. I can’t link it but it was either the 17th or 18th of May edition of the Guam Pacific Daily News. www.guampdn.com
     
  2. Matthew

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    That's going to be an interesting story.
     
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    Scrap falling off a Chinese container ship, maybe?
     
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    Call TIGHAR! It’s part of Amelia’s plane!
     
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    I have to believe that was a extra part that made its way into the ocean during shipping or something along those lines. I doubt very seriously this was an in-service part that came loose from a plane.

    Strange things happen, though.
     
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    One of the articles says that the part is owned by Aerosup, which supplies parts for 747 among others.
     
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  8. Larry in TN

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    I imagine loss of a leading edge flap after takeoff would have made itself known upon deployment of the lift devices for the next landing.

    But then again, I have no idea how much assymetric lift differential the lost part would create.
     
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    http://avherald.com/h?article=4c832c05&opt=0

     
  11. Pilawt

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    That'll teach 'em to slip with flaps! :p
     
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    Why all the talk about leading edge flaps and slats? This was a fore flap from the trailing edge flaps. Look at the picture.