SWA piece falls from sky

RJones

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Piece of aircraft falls into back yard
Tribune staff reports

April 29, 2002

A 2-foot-square piece of aircraft fuselage fell from the sky over Chicago late Sunday night, landing in the back yard of a Southwest Side home.

At about 11:30 p.m., residents in the Ashburn neighborhood heard the piece of metal skip off one roof and onto another before landing in the back yard of a home in the 8500 block of South Rockwell Street, according to a Chicago Lawn District police officer who did not want to be identified. He said the sheet was painted orange.

Because of the distinctive color, Southwest Airlines was notified, and a spokesman confirmed that the part fell from the wings of a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Chicago, with 89 passengers.

There were no injuries on the ground and the plane landed safely. An FAA spokesman, Tom Kenney, said the agency is investigating.
 

Uncle Bunkle

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a spokesman confirmed that the part fell from the wings of a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Chicago... and the plane landed safely. .
Crikeys! Wonder if SWA Bubba had the reins on that sled?!
 

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Because of the distinctive color, Southwest Airlines was notified, and a spokesman confirmed that the hair piece fell from the cockpit of a flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Chicago, with Capt Bubba in command.

There were no injuries on the ground and the plane landed safely. An FAA spokesman, Tom Kenney, said the agency is investigating.
Fixed. You're welcome. :laugh:
 

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Sometimes you find something loose on a walk around. Of course you have to actually do the walk around ;)
 

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Is this the winglet that is on the wall in the Training Center, or is there some other legend that goes with that piece?

It's on the first floor, not too far from the flight suits that have nearly blinded Fletch, when he dared look directly at them. :laugh:
 

Nindiri

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Sorry guys, it was me. I deployed speedbrakes while at flaps 5 and the airplane damn near broke up.
 

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If you were born when this thread started, you'd be entering the 8th grade this fall.
 
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