wheel well

wheel well

wheel well
The part of an aircraft that receives or encloses the landing gear when it is retracted.
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New York (AirGuide Features - Inside Air Travel) Tue, Apr 22, 2014 - Jumping a deteriorating airport fence, running across the airport unobserved in the darkness and climbing into the wheel well of a parked Boeing 767, as a California teenager did on Sunday Apr.
The body of a man in his 20s was discovered in the wheel well of an American Airlines aircraft from Miami when it landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on 22 October 2004.
If, he explains, it was simply a curved corner, then the majority of the air flow as the vehicle was moving forward would be, in that area, directly into the wheel well, which would cause buffeting.
-- A 15-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii -- a misadventure that stirred concern about possible weak spots in the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet.
From 1947 until September 2012, there were 96 known stowaway attempts worldwide, in wheel wells of 85 separate flights, which resulted in 73 deaths, with only 23 survivors while between December 2003 and the last quarter of 2016, more than five cases of such deadly trips emanating from Nigerian airports were recorded.
Crews have sealed 34 Southwest Airlines jets against the Mojave Desert's sun, wind and sand, as well as insects and birds that can creep into wheel wells and engine air inlets.
Wheel wells now incorporate a bolder, flared design.
Check the wheel wells, bumpers and other hard-to-see areas to make sure they are free of soil, egg masses, and insects.
Here, it's important to look to the vehicle specs, or those that correspond to any modifications you've made to your vehicle's suspension, body height or wheel wells. It can be tempting to simply cram in the largest tyre you can bolt on, but bigger isn't always better -- particularly if it means tyres that rub while turning or bite into the fender when encountering a large bump.
Severe storms caused floods in Lynchburg and surrounding areas Thursday with water as high as the wheel wells of cars.
It features strong haunches, a rear tail lamp unit that runs the entire length of the car, creased wheel arches above the wheel wells and integrated trapezoidal exhausts.
Wind noise is minimal, and the additional sound-proofing at the wheel wells does its bit to cut down road noise.