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Part from KLM plane taking off hits car in Osaka

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All jets should be grounded since they clearly pose such a danger!

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This is the second incident in a month where bad maintenance has affected Japan based airlines.

Serious investigations need to be made in order to determine whether the poor maintenance is happening in Japan or elsewhere.

Panels falling off is extremely serious business. It has brought down airliners in the past.

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This is the second incident in a month where bad maintenance has affected Japan based airlines.

Surely KLM is a Netherlands based airline? Obviously they fly to Japan but they are not Japanese based.

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This is scary since this is not the first time an incident occurs due to poor maintenance in a short time. Next time I hear an airplane flying above me in Japan I will seek for cover. Even an small screw dropped at you from such altitude might kill you.

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This is scary since this is not the first time an incident occurs due to poor maintenance in a short time. Next time I hear an airplane flying above me in Japan I will seek for cover. Even an small screw dropped at you from such altitude might kill you.

You can't let fear run your life. People die in car crashes-yet people still drive.

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I flew KLM from Kansai to Schippol about 12 years ago. I recognised the plane as the same one that regularly flew Sydney to Schippol in the late eighties; it wasn't a new plane then.

I wonder if this is still the same one?

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I wonder if KLM is one of those airlines that outsource their maintenance to Third World countries.

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I wonder if this is still the same one?

The article says it's a 777, which started service in 1995. So probably not the one you flew in the eighties.

Even an small screw dropped at you from such altitude might kill you.

But would it? One of the links below says the terminal velocity of a golf ball is about 32 m/s and that of a hailstone about 14 m/s. I'm guessing a small screw would be somewhere in between. So perhaps not so different from a screw falling from a 10-storey building.

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/airfri2.html

https://www.angio.net/personal/climb/speed.html

(Sorry. You can probably tell I'm a little bored right now.)

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what surprised me somewhat, was that they flew on regardless….

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ah! they didn't realize the piece was missing till they arrived at destination… lucky it wasn't essential….

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Nice figuring skills Albaleo :)

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I wonder if KLM is one of those airlines that outsource their maintenance to Third World countries

No, KLM has a huge maintenance division in Amsterdam and performs maintenance for certain plane models owned by other airlines as well

The KLM 777's are 9 years old on average

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Surely KLM is a Netherlands based airline? Obviously they fly to Japan but they are not Japanese based.

it does not matter, if an airplane needs immediate maintenance it will get it wherever it's currently located. another airline or a separate contractor may be responsible for the work.

considering ANA had an incident of the exact same nature TWICE last month (panel fell off) it is worth investigating whether or not the maintenance in japan is responsible for the faulty installation, or if it was the fault of maintenance at some other destination.

in addition the airlines should be checking whether or not their pilots are doing their preflight checks seriously or not. it's impossible to see if a screw is missing from the ground, but if panel edges are sticking up this should be caught in a preflight walkaround (as is mandatory for EVERY flight).

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“ flew KLM from Kansai to Schippol about 12 years ago. I recognised the plane as the same one that regularly flew Sydney to Schippol in the late eighties; it wasn't a new plane then.

I wonder if this is still the same one?”

KLM has more than 1 plane. 119 to be exact. Of those, 28 are 777’s. As KLM has the industry reputation as one of the safest and best maintained fleets (they do maintenance for themselves and several other airlines at their huge facility at Schiphol) I think it would be more worthwhile to look at Boeing and try to figure out why several similar incidents have occurred.

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