757 MCO-ATL loses wing panel

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  1. Gargoyle
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    That has to be the worst seat on the plane :)
     
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    Ah, yes - it's the fault of that pesky gremlin that sits on the wing of the airplane:

     
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    That had to be loud with that panel missing.
     
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    Better the trailing edge and not the leading edge. 757s are my favorite, but they're getting old.
     
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    Airplane! flashbacks. My first thought was the gremlin switched to daytime flights.
     
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    First thing I thought of when I saw that picture. Leading edge hole that large could have expanded and ripped more of the wing off. Trailing edge just behind the top of the wing and before the flaps/slats probably allowed some of the air to escape, thus taking a bit of pressure off the rest of the wing.
     

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