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wheel well

wheel well
The part of an aircraft that receives or encloses the landing gear when it is retracted.
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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.
Other subtle exterior styling tweaks include reshaped wheel wells, bumpers and integrated rock rails.
The flares are expertly integrated into the body design with concealed attachments to amplify the Challenger SRT Hellcat's menacing stance, while making room for the 20 x 11-inch "Devil's Rim" split-five spoke aluminum wheels that ride on 305/35ZR20 Pirelli tires for improved performance while filling the wheel wells for a stronger planted appearance.
The rear wheel wells were also modified for clearance of the four-foot long snow tracks.
Between 1947 and 2015 international aviation has recorded 113 attempts by 121 individuals hiding in wheel wells with a death count of 86.