JAL 787 landed with missing screws [2012-08-21]

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  1. JALPak
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    http://news.tbs.co.jp/newseye/tbs_newseye5112255.html

    JL442 from DME to NRT landed safely at NRT on AUg 21 2012 but 6 screws of the front wheels were found missing. The NRT runway B was closed for 15 minutes to look for the missing screws. According to the video, the aircraft involved was JA825J, the first 787 delivered to JAL.
     
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    So I am confused... did it land with or without the missing screws? ;)
     
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    on more likely, they're somewhere at DME or somewhere in between....

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    Were those screws important? (hmmm, probably the dumbest question you read today) If so, how many screws were left after those six were gone?
     
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    I don't think they have found all the missing screws...i guess the title should be with screws missing :p
     
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    Um...the plane still landed safely so I guess they had enough screws left to keep the wheels and parts in place. I guess the more dangerous part would be IF the screws comes off during the landing and were sucked into the engine
     
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    Or worse yet, into the engine of another airplane taking off, the time when sucking in FOD is most likely and least pleasing. Thus: a mad search to find the screws.
     

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