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    EasyJet Flight Turned Back After Passenger Spots Spanner In Wing

    An EasyJet flight was moments from taking off when a passenger glanced out of his window and noticed a spanner in the wing.

    The plane, which had already taxied down the runway, was about to depart on a flight from Geneva to Copenhagen.

    The passenger, known only as Christophe, alerted the pilot and the flight was halted.

    The 25-year-old from Switzerland said: “I realised straight away that what I was seeing was not normal. “There was a spanner attached to the wing.”

    An hour later the flight set off for Denmark after being given the all clear.

    An EasyJet spokesman said: “The captain returned to the plane’s departure point and a spanner was discovered.

    “We have opened an inquiry and the authorities have been informed.”

    An aviation expert told Switzerland’s 20 Minutes online news website that if the spanner had fallen on the runway, it could have been hit by the next aircraft.

    “It could have caused serious structural damage, just like with the Concorde crash in Paris,” the said.

    “If it had stayed attached to the plane, the pilot would have realised when he retracted the flaps about 400 metres from the ground, and been forced to make an emergency landing.’

    EasyJet Flight Turned Back After Passenger Spots Spanner In Wing

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    A spanner in the works?

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    ^yer a fcukin spanner

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    Pardon my ignorance:

    What is a "spanner?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Pardon my ignorance:

    What is a "spanner?"

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    OK, thanks.

    Now I recall, that is a chav word for "wrench."

    I won't fly that airline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Pardon my ignorance:

    What is a "spanner?"

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    The spanner didn't interfere with the planes flying, it took off and landed safely. Where is the scare story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    OK, thanks.

    Now I recall, that is a chav word for "wrench."
    No, it's a word for a specific TYPE of wrench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    The spanner didn't interfere with the planes flying, it took off and landed safely. Where is the scare story.
    Are you serious?

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    Heidi Klum is a spanner.

    Every time I see her, my nuts tighten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Pardon my ignorance:

    What is a "spanner?"

    come on, play nice.

    his confusion is understandable. he has spent his life being called a spanner.... and he is fully aware that he has not been attached to a plane wing recently.... so he's wondering what a spanner is... if its not him?

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    Whatever it was, it couldn't have been good....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    OK, thanks.

    Now I recall, that is a chav word for "wrench."
    No, it's a word for a specific TYPE of wrench.
    Yeah, with fixed open-mouthes at both ends.

    I forgot what it's called in the US, but it's not a spanner.

    Monkey Wrench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Pardon my ignorance:

    What is a "spanner?"
    A nut tightener.....

    As in;

    When she went past, my nuts tightened,...and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    OK, thanks.

    Now I recall, that is a chav word for "wrench."
    No, it's a word for a specific TYPE of wrench.
    Yeah, with fixed open-mouthes at both ends.


    Monkey Wrench?
    That's the one !....(the bitch)

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