Airline Explains Why Plane Wing Was Covered In Duct Tape

While the photo quickly went viral and was shared on other platforms, including Facebook and Reddit, aviation experts were quick to point out that duct tape is not being used to hold the aircraft together.

It turns out that the duct tape is actually known as speed tape and is commonly used to cover up peeling paint, ABC reported.

The outlet reported that a spokesperson for Boeing previously addressed the issue in 2021, telling Simple Flying that the peeling paint is “a cosmetic issue only.”

“[T]he peeling does not affect the structural integrity of the wing, and does not affect the safety of flight,” the spokesperson said.

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