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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : ott|
|Altitude||msl bound lower : 29000|
msl bound upper : 29000
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zdc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||Large Transport, Low Wing, 3 Turbojet Eng|
|Flight Phase||cruise other|
|Route In Use||arrival star : star|
enroute : on vectors
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : instrument|
pilot : flight engineer
pilot : atp
pilot : commercial
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 150|
flight time total : 18000
flight time type : 12000
|Anomaly||inflight encounter other|
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : detected after the fact|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Aircraft was on nanci 2 arrival to lga in the area of ott VOR (113.7) at FL290 and being radar vectored for flow control into lga when crew felt and heard a definite 'thump' on the aircraft. Engine instruments indicated normal at all times and no abnormal control was noticed. After landing at lga I visually inspected the aircraft exterior and found 6' diameter dent approximately 1' deep on leading edge of right wing just inboard of the leading edge flaps. Damaged area was not gouged or scraped nor was there any residue from a bird strike. No other visibility damage was noted. Also, there was no abnormal indication of fluid leaking from the forward lav servicing door.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: ACR LGT HIT UNKNOWN OBJECT AT FL290 CAUSING DENT IN INBOARD SECTION OF RIGHT WING.
Narrative: ACFT WAS ON NANCI 2 ARR TO LGA IN THE AREA OF OTT VOR (113.7) AT FL290 AND BEING RADAR VECTORED FOR FLOW CTL INTO LGA WHEN CREW FELT AND HEARD A DEFINITE 'THUMP' ON THE ACFT. ENG INSTRUMENTS INDICATED NORMAL AT ALL TIMES AND NO ABNORMAL CONTROL WAS NOTICED. AFTER LNDG AT LGA I VISUALLY INSPECTED THE ACFT EXTERIOR AND FOUND 6' DIAMETER DENT APPROX 1' DEEP ON LEADING EDGE OF RIGHT WING JUST INBOARD OF THE LEADING EDGE FLAPS. DAMAGED AREA WAS NOT GOUGED OR SCRAPED NOR WAS THERE ANY RESIDUE FROM A BIRD STRIKE. NO OTHER VIS DAMAGE WAS NOTED. ALSO, THERE WAS NO ABNORMAL INDICATION OF FLUID LEAKING FROM THE FORWARD LAV SERVICING DOOR.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.