Perhaps I’m wrong, but aren’t airplane freight pallets made of aluminum? To conserve weight?
Mike Barton, chief of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s rescue coordination
center, told reporters in Canberra, Australia, that the wooden pallet, which was spotted
Saturday, was surrounded by several other objects, including what appeared to be
strapping belts of different colors......
“We went to some of the expert airlines and the use of wooden pallets is quite common
in the industry,” Barton said. “They’re usually packed into another container, which is
loaded in the belly of the aircraft. ... It’s a possible lead, but we will need to be
very certain that this is a pallet because pallets are used in the shipping industry as well.”.....
“Perhaps Im wrong, but arent airplane freight pallets made of aluminum? To conserve weight?”
No, actually you are right on the money. The 777 uses a system of metal containers. All cargo goes into the containers. No wooden pallets are used. They would not fit and if you tried to use them it would damage the plane. Mr. GG2 used to build planes at Boeing in WA. He says zero chance wooden pallets used on that plane.
This is all a campaign of disinforation to stall for time til the powers that be figure out how to try to get that plane back from whoever took it. Its likely in Pakistan or Iran.
PS: Isn’t it odd that the media like CNN or Fox cannot simply get an engineer from Boeing to quickly confirm that the 777 does not use wooden pallets? Funny huh? Instead they just keep repeating this giberish.
You are correct but passenger aircraft typically carry their cargo and bags in alum bins. Flat pallets are used on cargo aircraft.
Well prepare for disappointment because the Boeing 777 uses a metal container system for cargo. All cargo is loaded into metal containers. They dont use wooden pallets.
Ask yourself why the news media could not just have gotten a Boeing engineer on in say an hour or so and had him confirm they dont use wooden pallets?
Can you say disinformation?
Like I said before Meanwhile on an airstrip in W Pakistan. :-)