A Boeing 737-800, with the vertical stabilizer dismantled, in flight
A few days ago, a special incident took place in the United States. A Boeing 737-800 Swift Air / iAero Airways aircraft flew with missing parts from the vertical stabilizer.
We are talking about the Boeing 737-800 N820TJ aircraft, which is 21 years old. It took off from Southern California Logistics Airport, also known as Victorville. He landed in San Diego (SAN).
Photographer Doug Kempf managed to capture the aircraft a few moments before landing. You can see how the vertical stabilizer is affected, with some panels missing.