Passenger photo after the fire was out (Photo: Steve Herman):

Damage suffered by the right wing of 9V-SWB, a Boeing B777-300.

The complete incident details could be found here.

My question is, would it be possible to repair this aircraft economically, so that it could be reused in future and the repairing costs get recovered from future options?


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    $\begingroup$ We don't have nearly enough information, especially at this early stage, to be able to determine the extent of the damage. $\endgroup$ – fooot Jun 27 '16 at 19:09

As far as I know, the damage has been categorized as "substantial", meaning that it will be costly, but the aircraft has not been written off.

I would expect that the wing will be completely replaced (thus it will not be cheap), but given the current status anything more is speculation (and what I wrote already is).

Update: the aircraft was returned to service on 12 Nov 2016.


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