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Delta Boeing 757 Makes Emergency Landing After Wing Panel Tears Off Midflight

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It has not been a good month for Boeing: first one of its 777s disappears in the now infamous Malaysian Airlines MH370 heist, which is increasingly looking as a hijacking commited by the pilots, and yesterday, a Delta Airlines Boeing 757, Flight 2412 from Orlandon to Atlanta, saw an entire panel tear off from its wing forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. At least this time the plane was tracked for the duration of the flight, perhaps because there was nothing that would be considered extraordinary in its cargo manifest, speaking of which, perhaps it is time for Malaysia Airlines to reveal just what was held in flight MH370's cargo hold.

From NBC:

A panel on one of the wings on a Delta aircraft fell off during a flight from Orlando, Fla., to Atlanta, Ga., on Sunday, according to the airline.


The detached panel did not impact the aircraft's ability to fly or land, Delta spokesman Anthony Black said of Flight 2412.


"The crew, knowing that, followed procedure by declaring an emergency to air traffic control as they were landing, which gave them priority clearance to land and alerted ground crews," Black said.


The aircraft landed uneventfully at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and taxied to the gate. None of the 179 passengers and six crew members aboard the flight was injured. The airline is inspecting the plane to determine why the panel came off.

And the clip:


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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:14 | 4557995 fonzannoon
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If I was sitting there I would be too busy shitting my pants and screaming like a crazed woman to snap that picture.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:18 | 4558006 Seasmoke
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Toughen up. Just think that wing, is your Silver. 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:20 | 4558014 fonzannoon
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I'd have to get out of there.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:23 | 4558026 negative rates
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.....And i'm a leaving on a jet plane, I don't know if i'll be back again. Leaving on a jet........

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:25 | 4558033 Independent
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You may be leaving on a jet plane but there is no guarantee you will be in one the whole length of your trip LOL

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:37 | 4558082 Slave
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US can't even make planes anymore. Fucking pathetic.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:44 | 4558115 New England Patriot
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They don't make duct tape like they used to.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:06 | 4558222 krispkritter
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At this point I'd rather be shot out of a cannon in the general direction of my destination rather than submit to the groping of the TSA thugs and the risk of the plane, or the pilot for that matter, coming apart in mid-air...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:33 | 4558387 Pee Wee
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True that.  I used to fly 1-2 times per year since the early 1990's.

TSA ended that the first time I flew in 2002.  The entire family has ceased air travel since and will never go back. 

All Bush-loving Fascist US air carriers fending off ghosts of bullshit security can rot in hell - never touching them again.   I find other arrangements or don't go -- mostly the latter.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:36 | 4558415 666
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On whom did the panel fall on? If only it could have been Obummer...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:50 | 4559185 Pool Shark
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That photo was taken by William Shatner who was screaming something about a man out on the wing pulling off the panels...


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 17:50 | 4560760 Cadavre
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My dearest fellow terror suspects and to those 77% of the MIB snoops that are with us and have to pretend tow the neo liberal line by sniffing our content, good day.

A quick peruse of the search indexes indicates that Delta Air Lines and Malaysian Airlines both have maintenace contracts with Empire Aero, an Israeli (flase) flagged maintenance service provider. ANd, oh, BTW, Empire Aero was also the maintenance outfit that serviced the Air West plane Hilary Clinton passed to Obama when she withdrew from the 2008 "Prince of Peace Prizes" race, you remember, the one that took off with the future prez and press corp that farked up so bad it had to return to the departure port and make an emergency landing.

What kinds of action have other Israeli (false) flag shops been close to - like ICS - the WTC security contractor hired by stubby's brother after he embezzled an S&L to sh*t and set the the savings and loan crisis of Daddy Dearest's last reigning year as broccoli brafer queen bee `n chief, in motion - and - as well - all the 911 box cutter bandito departure airports ...

What did Stubby say, "You can fool me once, but, then you can fool me again, errr ... wait ... just .. a minute ... there's static in my head set .. and the damn tele-prompter guy must be snorting a line with old elephant thighs ... why did momma make me marry that women ... shit - I was a cheerleader at Yale ... and there was this cute tall blonde guy (ahhh ... Brad) that really caught my eye and put a dragon in my zipper"

If it looks like a turd. If it feels like a turd. If it smells like a turd and it tastes like a turd - then by golly - it's a fucking turd.


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:40 | 4559120 zerozulu
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Let me say," It was not a good month for USSA".

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:30 | 4558718 Shad_ow
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Add me to that list.  I do not fly anymore.  Will not stand for the groping or the fear of incompetents, often foreigners, who work for the airlines.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:07 | 4558223 Handful of Dust
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"These things happen," the spokesperson told journalists.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:06 | 4558218 negative rates
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Or then again there may be, one. I 'm too afraid to fly, so I guess i'll never land!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:02 | 4558557 MaggieL
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Oh, I'd say the chances are pretty good you'll be strapped into your seat all the way to the end of the trip. Wherever that turns out to be. 

That part'll happen pretty definately:

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:13 | 4558619 booboo
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Air travel has a perfect record, they have never left a plane up there yet.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:23 | 4558027 GetZeeGold
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Does anyone speak jive?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:27 | 4558044 Skin666
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Cut me some slack, jack...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:33 | 4558067 TheGreenManalishi
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I can't keep up with this, I don't know what the bloody hell you're on about!!!! 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:19 | 4558009 NoDebt
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I don't wanna know NOTHING from the minute the wheels leave the ground until they touch down again.  For flights to Germany and the Netherlands I used to do my "two Martinis and and an Ambien" routine.  I called it my time-travel cocktail.

Now would you please stop screaming, I'm trying to sleep here.


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:26 | 4558038 duo
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I wonder if the latest maintainence was done at one of the new offshore/central America facilities instead of an actual Delta repair facility.  Gotta save costs, you know.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:27 | 4558043 Independent
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I always pack one of those emergency parachutes in my carry on, so far no one has said anything or maybe when its all folded up it just looks like clothing, oh well I will be one less screamer on the plane.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:23 | 4559024 frenzic
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I'll keep that one in mind for next time. Thanks.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:27 | 4558045 johnQpublic
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to do a long flight ,i  usually drink until they cut me off. every time actually. i liked flying ntil the night landing when the plane apeared level with the sea wall and was getting slapped back n forth by the wind. came up over the wal, bounced, touched a wing tip. hate flying. hate it.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:59 | 4558172 fooshorter
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Airbus has been having a bad month too, those front leading problems have plagued the A320, and the latest incident reminded of when jetblue had to make that great landing in LAX with a busted gear a few years ago.  Boeing is off the hook for the tragedy in malaysia as the evidence is pointing it was human related.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:06 | 4558939 geno-econ
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Another cheap job at Maaco

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:14 | 4557996 1stepcloser
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Orlandon, we have a problem!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:25 | 4558032 Whoa Dammit
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They flew the thing all the way to Atlanta with that great bloody hole in its wing and landed at Hartsfield.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:40 | 4558099 1stepcloser
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yeah cause no one was answering at the Orlandon tower....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:14 | 4557998 Dr. Engali
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I'm sure that window seat has a shit stain on it right now too.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:16 | 4558003 Seasmoke
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I still can't believe I allow myself to walk into these tin tubes.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:24 | 4558031 negative rates
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See my above comment.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:18 | 4558005 Whoa Dammit
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Deferred maintenance can be a bitch. 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:20 | 4558013 1stepcloser
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I bet they find that tiny piece of the wing before the entire flight 370!

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:28 | 4558034 BLOTTO
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A R2D2 unit would fix that wing up during the flight no problems...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:39 | 4558094 1stepcloser
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or a competent maintence crew during pre-flight...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:31 | 4558378 krispkritter
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Somewhere a maintenance guy is going 'I think I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue...'.  Guy that owns the land next to me works for Delta maintenance in Tampa...I'll have to ask him about this.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 06:26 | 4562193 Cadavre
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Lame Stream Journalism is funnier than any Jon Stewart parody.

I clicked to a lame stream broad cast to get a quick look at the exchanges. There was a panel giving mouth to the ever fermenting fantastical hard hint (wink wink nod nod) of a rational in support of the Mockingbirds' bovex chirp job of the day, by pretending  Boeing never has problems with it's flying machines, so, and, therefore the Malaysian plane was another box cutter victim of some unfathomable connection of the dots that was linked Dead Bin's Son's trial for,I guess, being Davey Jones-ed Bin's son, 4-sure, has to be a constitutionally verifiable test for some kind of capital crime - or, maybe, it's the unwritten 11th commandment -


Err back to the Bin's Son's Trail link - superbly mapped by lame stream's chiding chimp face jobs (some them bitchez starting to look a little bloated for my taste) , implying that some other guy with a beard, knew another guy, with a beard,  that sold Richard Reid, the butt child oaf of an autistic male goat, aka, our very famous shoe bomber guy, Richar's Boom Boom Booming footwear.. And then, just before the coffee blasted out my nostrils, some limp dick on the panel reveals that the same guy who sold Reid the boom boom chucky boot, ALSO SOLD ONE TO SOME UNNAMED UNDEFINED MALAYSIAN AIR PILOT.

The coffee blew out both nostril like an inverted Mt. Helen.

So ... hmmm ... I guess the Malaysian Air pilot was cleaning up his basement for a weekend garage sale, and in an old duffel bag, he finds that boom boom chucky boot he bought from Boom Boom Footed Reid's shoe guy 13 years ago and says to self, " ... shit, I forgot all about this shoe - it's like . like ,, still like new - i mean heck, i paid seven bucks for it and i can't let this little jewel go at a garage sale, shit - i think i'll wear it to work. ...", and so on and so on.

Of course lame stream never mentioned the world's newest pink German helmeted caricature of a technocratic white dude at the Titanic-ish helm in Kiev, by the  divine force of dominion underwritten by fire bullet and murder, offered the world's Wal Mart Shabby Sheik Elite the most festive quip of the day by promising that the "ground would burn under the feet" of the separatists in Crimea and eastern Ukraine,

Who needs Jon when ya billy bob butt baby giving face shapes to a stream of pixels. At least the O-Bomber doesn't say or admit that, he just do it, now that's real Team America shit, jesus fucking titty christ, fuck yeah!


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:20 | 4558015 digitlman
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I just wanna tell you both: good luck. We're all counting on you.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:20 | 4558017 Eastwood
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Not really Boeing issues, especially if missing Malaysian flight was to due to foul play. Most instances, like the one pictured here, it's a maintenance problem.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:32 | 4558064 disabledvet
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"Perfect Crime." If there was a ton or two of gold on that plane "turn off the transponders, ditch the thing in the Ocean, everyone declared dead." Done.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:47 | 4558113 Independent
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What better than a Fistfull of Dollars than a Plane Full of GOLD.  Terrorists need financing after all, what do you say Clint?

This plane belongs to the flight manifesto with NO NAME

Get three coffins ready or a plane full of Gold

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:21 | 4558021 digitlman
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Also, my money is on a maint crew that did not properly secure the panel after service.


Rule of thumb - if you still have screws left over after the work is done, then something is wrong.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:30 | 4558055 Independent
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Really, I had that happen after i rebuilt my carburator, some extra screws left over, never had a problem.  Thought to myself I did a better job of redesigning it or they just have redundant screws just in cases like this LOL

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:32 | 4558023 Kina
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Talking to a Russian immigrant today about the Malaysian flight. Her Russia there are no coincidences.... everything is planned three moves ahead. Likewise strange events like the Malysian flight.... no coincidences.

With respect to this plane...she asks...why, what was on it.

And if somebody wanted to suicide by plane..why bother to unscrew the floor, get down underneath to flick the transponder circuit breaker off.. ffs. They did not want the plane tracked...which is irrelevant to suicide.... and bespeaks some detailed knowledge/research into the plane before hand.

The plane was hijacked...then turning off the Trasnponder isn't going to help them when the land somewhere unexpectedly and expect want to get off... the whole world would know at that time.


The only scenario that fits events as we know them....the most obvious and most bizarre and most that the plane was stolen.

Now if somebody wanted to suicide but didn't want people to know...they might turn off the Trasponder so the black box and voice recorder couldn't be for insurance purposes. Would have to be a pilot/crew in that case...and would have had to have disabled the flight crew first.  But that seems even more unlikely as he would have had to have been sure he could disable the remainder of the flight crew first...then set about the other stuff.

(something like this was attempted on a FedEx plane I think...the guy disconnected the voice recorder fuse...teh 1st officer noticed and turned it back on...then the guy attacked the flight crew with a hammer.....wanted to get insurance payout for family....he failed and is now doing life)


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:24 | 4558028 I am Jobe
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Duct tape bitchezz

Renew the Union Contract 

Screw the common man

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:26 | 4558035 ss123
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This is why they want your electronic devices shut off for as long as possible.

Fewer plane selfies that way...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:26 | 4558036 NYPoke
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The bigger questions:


- Did anybody get a pic of the Gremlin?

- Did William Shattner take that pic?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:31 | 4558061 Independent
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LOL no but the Gremlins always snap the pictures of the freaked out passenger looking through the little windows, and they have a blast posting them on the GremlinFlicker

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:26 | 4558037 Derezzed
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And this comes after 3 incidents on Delta Airlines this past week :

- Delta B763 near Atlanta on Mar 10th 2014, pressurization problems

- Delta B763 near Los Angeles on Mar 11th 2014, engine shut down in flight

- Delta B738 at Minneapolis on Mar 10th 2014, bird strike

Delta, I h8 the way you fly !

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:36 | 4563724 Sambo
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How does a plane fly with a shut off engine? engine is enough. Another cost cutting idea......

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:26 | 4558040 q99x2
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California Earthquake just hit.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:29 | 4558053 Rusty Shorts
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:32 | 4558065 Smegley Wanxalot
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it was a petty-ass 4.7 near westwood.  Shouldn't disturb morning coffee

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:57 | 4558157 medium giraffe
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:27 | 4558042 1stepcloser
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:28 | 4558047 Agent700
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I'm a retired Northwest/Delta pilot and witnessed this EXACT event on a '75 climbing out of LAX over the desert. I was on the jumpseat and helped out while the guys flying executed procedures flawlessly and we dropped into Las Vegas with the right hydraulic system fluid drained......The pax and F/A's were all panicked but it was no big deal......After we parked at the gate we deplaned and then went and checked - the panel had hit the vertical stabilizer and made an indent of about 3 inches. That was what scared me the most!

P.S., now flying Chinese '75's - they pay a lot better over here and with the good red money......

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:36 | 4558075 Independent
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Secret agent man, secret agent man...they have given you a wingless panel and taken away your careful what you say or you will give yourself away, odds are you wont live to see tomorrow....

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:40 | 4558095 nathan1234
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Agent700- Follow INDEPENDENT's advice. be careful and change your name to Agent711.

They may spare you thinking you are one of them spreading disinformation

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:45 | 4558116 Agent700
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All men must die, not all men really live.

I most certainly HAVE

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:07 | 4558224 nathan1234
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Live a little longer please and share more of your knowledge with us on ZH. :)


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:02 | 4558187 negative rates
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Could somebody get a year check on that one?

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:23 | 4563621 Sambo
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I wonder on whose toe nail the broken piece fell...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:30 | 4558056 Smegley Wanxalot
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Did Delta charge extra for the thrill, like they do for a blanket or a pillow?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:56 | 4558154 Independent
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But think of the money they can make if they sell mini parachutes at times like these.  Comfort for the rest of your flight for 10,000 dollars one time credit card charge LOL.  Could be a new business model for airlines besides all the other extra charges they heap on us.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:30 | 4558058 observer007
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MH370 under remote control??

The revelation comes after police confiscated a flight simulator (pictured) from the home of MH370'S captain, Zaharie Ahmad Shah.

latest news:!q=mh370&t=text

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:21 | 4563610 Sambo
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Double o seven, get the plane back.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:34 | 4558071 hoist the bs flag
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 "The airline is inspecting the plane to determine why the panel came off."


case of PBR says it's loose bolts...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:42 | 4558107 firstdivision
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I'll double and say improper torque

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:54 | 4558139 annabelleballow
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Wardrobe malfunction.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:58 | 4558160 Independent
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What really SUCKS is that all that COCAINE that was stashed under that panel is now LOST.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:19 | 4563599 Sambo
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Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:10 | 4558953 pops
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Third world mechanics.  Cheap.

Screw hole strips, apply a little silicon seal to the hole and push the stripped screw into it.  Looks fine.  Called "rubber nut"


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:35 | 4558076 nathan1234
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Flight 2412 being a Boeing had nothing to worry about. It would have been taken over by the US military and brought down safely ( depending on who is flying and what the cargo contains) to land if needed.


Perhaps the most unsettling information in regards to the missing Boeing 777 comes from retired 35 year Delta pilot, Field McConnell, who states that since 1995, Boeing Uninterruptible Auto Pilots have been equipped in Boeing planes. This information was apparently not released until March of 2007, following a subsequent lawsuit by McConnell. The modification was reported to the FAA, NTSB and ALPA ( airline pilots association). According to McConnell’s documents, Boeing is said to have stated that by end of 2009 all Boeing planes would be fitted with the BUAP - making them impossible to manually hijack within the plane 

"but susceptible to remote control by the military, according the flight veteran"

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:37 | 4558086 Independent
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LOL maybe Snowden was on that plane ;)

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:55 | 4558146 ZeroPoint
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If it's susceptible to one, it's susceptible to all. 

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:40 | 4558100 John McCloy
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 Nightmare at 25,000 Feet

"There's a Man Out There!!!!"

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:42 | 4558106 q99x2
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 09:49 | 4558125 Infinite QE
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We are now officially a third-world nation. The banksters have stripped all the assets and left pennies for maintenance of bridges, infrastructure, planes, you name it.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:03 | 4558197 nathan1234
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Not to worry about infrastructure. Worry about being in existence

With their ( Banksters) plans for you, you wont be needing any infrastructure or bridges or planes very soon.

And as for stocks? Hell they are just a piece of paper- Just like the Constitution- to be torn to shreds


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:04 | 4558202 SubjectivObject
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Panel resonance attacks rivets.

Once a harmonic is able to start, the forces concentrated become significantly higher than nominal/design. and concentrated at the rivet not designed to sustain the load.

Here, I think a buzzing noise could might have been heard, but maybe not significantly over the normal cabin roar.

The worst potential here being flying sharp metal panel.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:32 | 4558367 tony wilson
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putin cannot be allowed to destroy the reputation of an icon of usa usa industrial might or is it mite sorry i am disolaxic.

bow ing must be protacted

we must do something to stop the mad dog of the kremilin moscoe.

anyone got jorge soros is cell number and seal team 666?

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:34 | 4558399 khakuda
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Nice.  Delta has been bragging about how much money they are saving by not buying new planes, just buying and refurbing old ones.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:44 | 4558456 Independent
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I dont mind driving a really used car to save money, but I draw the line at planes, thanks for letting me know how Delta flies these days, and it shows.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:45 | 4558462 Quinvarius
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Under that panel looks like a great place to hide drugs.  But you have to screw it back on when you are done.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:45 | 4558463 Youri Carma
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And what was that cargo hold?

Austin-based company confirms 20 employees on missing Malaysia flight

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Patent Issues

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 10:50 | 4558487 lindaamick
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No profit in plane maintenance.

Another example of the crapification of real items. 

Financialization has no need for consideration of real things.


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:04 | 4558568 Bryan
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That there panel is gone.  So it's broke... that's your problem right there.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:28 | 4558709 americanspirit
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Came off? Fell off? From the looks of that uneven edge at the front of the hole I would say "Tore Off Bitchez!"

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 14:22 | 4559713 SubjectivObject
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Look down the length of the wing.

You'll see a similar panel edge shape, and rivet holes are all along the open perimeter.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 11:36 | 4558759 shovelhead
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What are the chances of Malaysia's MH370 showing up in the Pentagon's Accounting Office?

Disappearing planes are a menace because they never leave people, baggage and airlane parts lying around.

They make holes and...disappear.

It's a real problem.

Believe it or not.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:55 | 4559214 stiler
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was Wm Shatner on that flight? Darn leprechauns...

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:23 | 4559384 ILikeBoats
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My first thought:  what country was the maintenance on that plane, performed in?  If it was coming from Florida, it might have had a service interval maintenance in South America.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:32 | 4559417 pops
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Duplicate post deleted


Mon, 03/17/2014 - 13:32 | 4559418 pops
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One of the best kept aviation secrets is that the majority of "heavy" maintenance is being conducted in countries that do not require mechanics to have certification/licenses.  The "rubber nut" is common on aircraft maintained overseas.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 12:25 | 4563633 Sambo
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A great cost cutting idea has just emerged. You dont need panels to cover the wings. The plane will fly anyway.


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