- South Africans were stunned to learn of an unknown aircraft repair technique
- Video footage shows how an aircraft technician applies tape to perform a minor fix until a permanent repair can be done
- The video went viral as social media users were alarmed to hear of the practice
To some, the prospect of travelling via aircraft is a terrifying prospect and a recent video would do little to alleviate that fear.
Video footage revealed how a flight technician applies tape to the window of an aeroplane in what seems to be a quick fix.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the practice entails the use of an aluminium pressure-sensitive tape as a stop-gap measure until permanent repairs can be performed.
The video was shared by South African Live via Facebook and attracted a lot of attention as concerned South Africans spoke out.
Some with knowledge of the industry explained that the method is regularly applied and normally yields great results.
Gwendoline Jensen commented: "Guess I shall be walking back home from UK... hope wheels on suitcase last the journey."
Siya Gumbi added, "I use the same tape to hold my taxi together."
Letho Dlamini said, "Nope, if I had to make a permanent payment for a flight ticket, I'd expect that everything on the aircraft should be permanent as well... With planes you only need to be unlucky once, and that'll be it for you."
John Dreith explained, "I used it in the United States air Force when I was a crew chief on a c-141. It was capable of doing great repairs until permanent repairs could be accomplished. That window may be secure but losing cabin pressure. And if that's the case, that tape will do its job."
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