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Airport Worker Tapes Up A Plane Minutes Before Takeoff

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  • 1 Jun, 2015  |
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A concerned passenger snapped this photo of an airport worker applying what looks to be duct tape to an EasyJet airplane minutes before take off. It may look like duct tape but it's actually known as speed tape and is said to be quite commonly used for small repairs on airplanes.

1 Airport Worker Tapes Up A Plane Minutes Before Takeoff


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№1 Author: Tomaz86 (1 Jun 2015 16:42) Total user comments: 10836


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Alright, safety first.
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№2 Author: Zangief86 (1 Jun 2015 18:37) Total user comments: 143


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That's actually not duct tape. It aluminum tape. It is made from the same grade aluminum as the rest of the aircraft skin and very strong. It's use is FAA compliant. In this use there was probably a rivet found to be loose or missing. If there were more than 5 missing rivets missing or loose, in that assembly, the plane would have been grounded. Keep in mind, that's 5 out of 100+ rivets.
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№3 Author: Phynix4 (1 Jun 2015 20:44) Total user comments: 5461


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it is an engine cowling, a couple of rivets could make a big difference!
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№4 Author: LewisJones (1 Jun 2015 21:22) Total user comments: 2206


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lot of thread for one pic........
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№5 Author: Ben2017 (3 Jun 2015 06:46) Total user comments: 2046


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if you change the name of duct tape then you can charge more.
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