Date: 13 Oct 98 02:48:30 From: JF Mezei <email@example.com> References: 1
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John S. Maddaus wrote: > OK number one, flying UAL from Denver to San Antonio in an older 737S. > First I noticed that the top (couldn't see the bottom) of both > ailerons were nice shiny metal. Thought that was an odd area to be > replaced. I flew once on an AA 727, and its exterior was a mismash of new and "old" metal. Very visible. > Then as flaps were extended for take-off I noticed rust > stains running back approximately in the middle of the flap. I would speculate that what you saw was oil stains. (or de-icing fluid stains).