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An airport worker goes behind the scenes to show how planes are held together with TAPE

AN AIRPORT worker has shocked travelers after showing a plane apparently taped off.

In a video on TikTok, the runway staffer showed several shots of heavily taped planes, with the caption: “POV you’re starting to notice all the tape and flex joint holding the planes together.”

The video shows different parts of the plane covered in tape

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The video shows different parts of the plane covered in tapeCredit: TikTok/11.11.eleven.11.11

The TikToker asked, “Are other crawlers noticing this all the time?”

The video has been viewed over 2 million times and shocked viewers a lot.

One user commented, “Maybe I don’t want to travel anymore.”

Another said: “I’m literally waiting to catch my flight, don’t do this to me.”

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The speed band is used for minor repair work on aircraft

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The speed band is used for minor repair work on aircraftCredit: TikTok/11.11.eleven.11.11

However, not everyone was completely freaked out by the images in the seven-second video.

Other users explained that the tape could be used for reasons other than holding the plane together.

One said: “stopping the corrosion with a piece of duct tape is cheaper than repainting it entirely. the fenders and body flex and break/peel the paint”.

Another revealed: “Most of these parts are non-structural and only contain parts that make the plane more aerodynamic. Same goes for the missing screws and bolts.”

Some tapes are used for minor repair work on aircraft and are known as fast tapes.

The thick tape is made from a combination of silicone or acrylic adhesive, and a fabric and aluminum backing, which means it’s not only incredibly sticky, it’s also very durable.

It will even withstand temperatures ranging from -54C to 149C, is flame retardant and virtually waterproof.

For this reason, it can cost hundreds of pounds per roll.

The speed band prevents planes from being delayed

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The speed band prevents planes from being delayedCredit: TikTok/11.11.eleven.11.11

According to an airline mechanic: “It is approved by the manufacturer, the FAA and the company’s engineering department for certain repairs – always temporary.”

In aircraft, they are only used for minor repairs, including small holes and tears, and they are applied only by airline mechanics and maintenance crews.

They are also used for repairs to non-essential parts – those that won’t cause a safety issue but could affect how the aircraft takes off or lands.

This reduces delays because airlines can fix these small issues so the plane can take off, before it’s taken away for a larger repair according to One Mile At A Time.

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Other airport workers also revealed fascinating aspects of their jobs, including this one that horrified passengers by showing where pets were kept during flights.

Another shared what she knew about people traveling to Dubai before she even met them.

The video has been viewed over 2 million times on TikTok

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The video has been viewed over 2 million times on TikTokCredit: TikTok/11.11.eleven.11.11

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