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"It'll Buff Out"

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Photo of the "damaged" engine nacelle om ANA's new 787. Although not really an issue, it would piss me off royally if that were my new CTS-V! (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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vanbess
vanbess 0
lol a bug strike
JaredMaurtua
Jared Maurtua 0
rick737
richard weiss 0
I would call it a humming bird strike
21voyageur
Dan Chiasson 0
hahah nice one! And everybody got excited about that. a few years from now 787's will be flying daily with nicks and ticks like that, BUT this was her prom night so, there you go.
preacher1
preacher1 0
I would've hated to have been the one driving that tug AND, did they buff it out before the 1st revenue flight?
BenKFIT
Ben Lillie 0
If it hadn't been circled I wouldn't have known it was there.
preacher1
preacher1 0
You are both correct. No one could see it and after the flight, it will probably just blend in.LOL
daveschiff
Dave Schiff 0
I can imagine the pilot saying "Hey dad I had a slight little problem with the new car, urr - I meant the new plane"
k5pat
k5pat 0
I hope all the airlines flying composite planes can get their mechanics certified to do field repairs quickly. Every A&P can repair aluminum, but they will need special certified training and equipment to make damaged composites airworthy again. Cirrus requires factory engineering approval and new engineering drawings to repair major structural damage like a crushed wing leading edge.
preacher1
preacher1 0
I just wonder how many have thought of that while placing orders for these planes. There have been composite parts around for a good while but not a whole plane.
pboyle
Patrick Boyle 0
This is why we can't have nice things...
pollen
HP Simard 0
Blame it on gnd crew
preacher1
preacher1 0
I'm thinkin the initial story was that a tug had hit it.
AABABY
AABABY 0
Sounds like a case for a patch of Ductape.
keithpeers
keith peers 0
Its like press.
Airway61
Jose Lauzardo 0
Not a big deal!.However,it is infuriating.To dent a brand new aircraft.Just delivered to you!!!It would'nt hurt as much íf it were older.
sheka
mark tufts 0
i would not have noticed it either
Moviela
Ric Wernicke 0
Nothing to worry about. Just a birthmark.
MANBOI
MANBOI 0
Adds character.

I drive a Toyota Truck.
USMA61
USMA61 0
Much ado about nothing!
delmonaco03
That's what you get for trying to get the closest parking space at Wal Mart.
thunderland2
al fredericks 0
WHAT THE HAY - a little bondo, sandpaper an buff.
preacher1
preacher1 0
Al: I can't even see bondo & sandpaper on that one.LOL
easyrider2003
Donald Denhard 0
Composites buff out OK !
s2v8377
s2v8377 0
Now the plane is "Like New" instead of new!!!
dsull
Dan Sullivan 0
This is why we can't have nice things
daveschiff
Dave Schiff 0
Imagine the pilot saying - "Hey dad, I had slight little problem with the new car, ur I meant the new plane."

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