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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:17 PM
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Dozens of missing screws discovered on Air France plane
Source: NY Daily News

A super-stretch jet operated by Air France-KLM Group was grounded this month in Boston after 30 screws were found missing from a protective panel between its fuselage and wing.

The Airbus A340, a four-engine plane with a capacity of 360 passengers, underwent maintenance in China and stopped at Air Frances main Paris hub before the missing screws were spotted in Boston.

It appeared the jet made at least one flight, the trans-Atlantic journey between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Boston, without the screws, but the airline is still working to determine when exactly the hardware disappeared.

The screws secure a panel intended to reduce drag during flight.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dozens-missing...
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:29 PM
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1. Awesome.
Now they can omit those screws from all future production runs and save some money.
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:06 PM
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6. It worked for Muntz
Muntz TV

Muntz developed a television chassis that produced an acceptable monochrome picture with 17 tubes. He often carried a pair of wire clippers, and when he thought that one of his employees was "over-engineering" a circuit, he would begin snipping components out until the picture or sound stopped working. At that point, he would tell the engineer "Well, I guess you have to put that last part back in" and walk away.
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:08 PM
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12. Thanks for the link.
Most of that was before my time, but it's interesting historically. Can you imagine - in this day and age - someone who owns an electronics store being a player in any major US market? I think that Steve Wozniak was the last to be involved in anything close, and he bowed out long ago.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:30 PM
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2. Damn, I mis-read that as dozens of crews missing
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targetpractice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:37 PM
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4. I misread it, too...
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 01:38 PM by targetpractice
I thought they found a bunch of screws that had been lost.

I was like, "Yay!"
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:06 PM
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7. me too. eom
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:33 PM
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3. Oh, "Mile High Club!" We hardly knew ye!
:hide:
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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 01:41 PM
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5. How can they be found AND missing?

Much of what I understood about the English language is apparently in error.

http://mr-verb.blogspot.com/2009/06/gone-missing-gone-w...

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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:15 PM
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9. Dozens of screws discovered {to be} missing ... there you go. nt
:)
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Red1 Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:11 PM
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8. Faring to Body Screws Prolly
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:25 PM
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10. Can we outsource the maintenance of the 1% private jets in China also! Might fix our problems!
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 04:22 PM
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11. Will they be participating in future GOP debates? - eom
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