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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 02:17 PM
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Dozens of missing screws discovered on Air France plane
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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.

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