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(MassLive)   If your airplane is missing a 7 pound hunk of metal, please call the Maine State House. If you ever reach your Final Destination that is   (masslive.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Bangor, Maine, Maine, Augusta, Maine, Charles Bulfinch, Internet privacy, Police, immediate concern, roughly six-pound metal object  
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1991 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Aug 2022 at 2:05 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 9:52:02 PM  
That's big. If its off an airplane  they're gonna have a problem.
 
2022-08-16 2:38:17 AM  
Thanks ANTIFA.
 
2022-08-16 2:54:37 AM  

Senseless_drivel: Thanks ANTIFA.


You misspelled AntiFAA
 
2022-08-16 2:54:41 AM  
Please pick up the lost airplane part from the Darko residence, Middlesex VA.
 
2022-08-16 3:16:35 AM  
That's the part that dispenses chemtrails! Finally we have proof.

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2022-08-16 3:25:54 AM  

phishrace: That's the part that dispenses chemtrails! Finally we have proof.

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pray tell, what ingredient can you add to jet fuel to make it cost less to make?

/because big oil isn't gonna waste that percentage of a penny.
 
2022-08-16 4:39:04 AM  

Mad-n-FL: phishrace: That's the part that dispenses chemtrails! Finally we have proof.

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pray tell, what ingredient can you add to jet fuel to make it cost less to make?


Kool-aid? Oh, yeah!
 
2022-08-16 4:49:58 AM  
Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?
 
2022-08-16 5:05:31 AM  

edmo: That's big. If its off an airplane  they're gonna have a problem.


It looks like maybe the outer hub of a roller bearing or connecting sleeve, but pretty heavy-duty...so maybe landing gear. Generally if something falls off an airplane in flight, it was probably removed for servicing and then not secured correctly when it was put back on. If the plane managed to take off and fly without the thing being secured correctly, then it likely wasn't something that was under a tremendous amount of load or is immediately critical to the airplane flying.

In the worst case scenario, a gear collapse during landing would make for a memorable experience but probably everyone would survive. Probably.
 
2022-08-16 5:27:07 AM  
It looks like something you'd make in middle school art class. Happy Mother's day, mom! Here's some crap pottery that I had to make and I don't really want it anyway.
 
2022-08-16 5:43:36 AM  
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2022-08-16 6:03:28 AM  
It wasn't me!  We swerved around Augusta, also not at the time reported.

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2022-08-16 7:17:01 AM  
Leave it alone, I'm sure the Langoliers will take care of it shortly.
 
2022-08-16 7:17:41 AM  
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2022-08-16 8:12:08 AM  
Figuring this out should be trivial with a wristwatch and the internet.  If it's not, something interesting is going on.
 
2022-08-16 8:52:36 AM  
Considering it landed near the Maine State House, this may not be part of an airplane at all.  I'm thinking some idiot may have tossed it out to send a message.
 
2022-08-16 9:00:34 AM  
It's a muffler bearing
 
2022-08-16 9:11:46 AM  
I believe that's part of a Turbo Encabulator.  
"Turbo Encabulator" the Original
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2022-08-16 9:13:20 AM  

MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?


Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.
 
2022-08-16 9:20:40 AM  
Well that's a random ass way to die if it happens
 
2022-08-16 9:22:25 AM  
The Gods must be crazy.
 
2022-08-16 9:30:36 AM  
I don't think its from an airplane. It doesn't look expensive enough. Usually parts will be stamped with a part number or have a data tag. This plus it also looks badly cast or forged. Most of the parts i've seen on planes are machined or finished much better than that. My vote is for a piece of heavy machinery broke and launched a part into the air.
 
2022-08-16 9:35:21 AM  
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2022-08-16 9:53:10 AM  
Could it be one of the floor roller bearings from an air freighter? Or, maybe a control surface/rotor blade counter weight?
 
2022-08-16 11:38:03 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?

Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.


Well, it was Maine, so more like "Yahds away"
 
2022-08-16 11:43:45 AM  

TangoDown: Could it be one of the floor roller bearings from an air freighter? Or, maybe a control surface/rotor blade counter weight?


This is what a roller bearing on a cargo plane's deck looks like.

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2022-08-16 11:44:44 AM  
Allegiant? I'm going with Allegiant Air on this one. Heh.
 
2022-08-16 11:47:21 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?

Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.


To be realistic, if something falls 5-6 miles and lands that close to you, that's a win in bocce.

Kinda surprised anything could get that rusty on a plane and still pass inspections.
 
2022-08-16 11:59:38 AM  

Bin_jammin: Natalie Portmanteau: MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?

Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.

To be realistic, if something falls 5-6 miles and lands that close to you, that's a win in bocce.

Kinda surprised anything could get that rusty on a plane and still pass inspections.


Sure. By ATC terms two planes coming within (I believe) a mile of one another in the air is a "near miss".

But by the same token, when lightning struck the tree 50 feet in front of my car, I didn't describe it as lightning almost striking my car, despite being able to make that argument.
 
2022-08-16 12:58:09 PM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Bin_jammin: Natalie Portmanteau: MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?

Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.

To be realistic, if something falls 5-6 miles and lands that close to you, that's a win in bocce.

Kinda surprised anything could get that rusty on a plane and still pass inspections.

Sure. By ATC terms two planes coming within (I believe) a mile of one another in the air is a "near miss".

But by the same token, when lightning struck the tree 50 feet in front of my car, I didn't describe it as lightning almost striking my car, despite being able to make that argument.


500 feet. Since travel direction is broken up by 1000 foot increments for every odd going one direction and every other for the other, aircraft can be 1000 feet apart and still be within their own block of travel.

Additionally, if you're on a two lane road, and the lanes are divided by a broken white line, those white lines are ten feet long. The spaces between them are 30 feet. 50 feet is the distance between the sfart of one white line and then end of the next. At 30mph you're going 44ft/s. Given that some lightning strikes can last half a second or more, yeah, you would be telling people how lightning almost hit your car at 50 feet away.
 
2022-08-16 1:10:13 PM  

Bin_jammin: Natalie Portmanteau: Bin_jammin: Natalie Portmanteau: MythDragon: Almost hit a police officer? And the plane wasn't beaten and charged with attempted murder as soon as it landed?

Per TFA, the object landed "just yards" from the officer.

So, like 20, 30 feet away sounds like. And the cop decided it almost hit him, because he has such a dangerous job.

To be realistic, if something falls 5-6 miles and lands that close to you, that's a win in bocce.

Kinda surprised anything could get that rusty on a plane and still pass inspections.

Sure. By ATC terms two planes coming within (I believe) a mile of one another in the air is a "near miss".

But by the same token, when lightning struck the tree 50 feet in front of my car, I didn't describe it as lightning almost striking my car, despite being able to make that argument.

500 feet. Since travel direction is broken up by 1000 foot increments for every odd going one direction and every other for the other, aircraft can be 1000 feet apart and still be within their own block of travel.

Additionally, if you're on a two lane road, and the lanes are divided by a broken white line, those white lines are ten feet long. The spaces between them are 30 feet. 50 feet is the distance between the sfart of one white line and then end of the next. At 30mph you're going 44ft/s. Given that some lightning strikes can last half a second or more, yeah, you would be telling people how lightning almost hit your car at 50 feet away.


I was at a stop sign, so I wasn't moving.

But nevermind about the ATC thing. I was way off.
 
2022-08-16 1:37:43 PM  

khatores: It looks like maybe the outer hub of a roller bearing or connecting sleeve, but pretty heavy-duty...so maybe landing gear.


I would agree, but it depends on how close to an airport this was.  If it's far from any airport, the landing gear would have been stowed, and the bay doors closed.

Doesn't appear to have been deformed by the impact, so maybe titanium?  That would suggest something from an engine.
 
2022-08-16 2:01:42 PM  

indy_kid: khatores: It looks like maybe the outer hub of a roller bearing or connecting sleeve, but pretty heavy-duty...so maybe landing gear.

I would agree, but it depends on how close to an airport this was.  If it's far from any airport, the landing gear would have been stowed, and the bay doors closed.

Doesn't appear to have been deformed by the impact, so maybe titanium?  That would suggest something from an engine.


Well no airplanes crashed domestically in the last couple of days so it wasn't anything too critical. It has to be either an engine or a landing gear part. Whatever aircraft it came from definitely needs inspecting and the maintenance people who last touched it need to review procedures.

As far as the landing doors...the 737 for example doesn't have rear landing gear doors. The wheels just fold up inside but the sides are still exposed
 
2022-08-16 3:32:30 PM  
Here's the thing:
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Note that it's sitting on half a sheet of paper towel, suggesting it's about four inches in diameter.  Yet it weighs six pounds.  That's really heavy for an aircraft part of that size.  Also, note the exterior surface shows lots of uneven wear, like its been rolled on the ground or some other uneven surface.   Again, not indicative of an aircraft part. Finally, inside the top rim you have either corrosion or carbon build-up or dirt.   That's possible on an aircraft part, e.g. from deep in an engine or near the brakes in the landing gear, but looks more industrial to me.

My money is on this being part of some kind of a roller bearing, or maybe a ground wheel on a dumpster, and some kind of kinetic industrial accident happened and flung this thing up in the air a couple hundred yards.  It seems unlikely it fell from a passenger jet at altitude.
 
2022-08-16 7:19:38 PM  

Warthog: Here's the thing:
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Note that it's sitting on half a sheet of paper towel, suggesting it's about four inches in diameter.  Yet it weighs six pounds.  That's really heavy for an aircraft part of that size.  Also, note the exterior surface shows lots of uneven wear, like its been rolled on the ground or some other uneven surface.   Again, not indicative of an aircraft part. Finally, inside the top rim you have either corrosion or carbon build-up or dirt.   That's possible on an aircraft part, e.g. from deep in an engine or near the brakes in the landing gear, but looks more industrial to me.

My money is on this being part of some kind of a roller bearing, or maybe a ground wheel on a dumpster, and some kind of kinetic industrial accident happened and flung this thing up in the air a couple hundred yards.  It seems unlikely it fell from a passenger jet at altitude.


It looks like an uplock roller to me. But that's simply my guess. I am probably wrong.
 
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