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Concerned passengers wanted an explanation for tape on airplane's wings

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Leila Fadel.

What's worse than hitting severe turbulence on the airplane? How about looking out the window and seeing what looks like duct tape holding the wings together? Concerned passengers have posted photos of this, but it turns out the silvery adhesive is something known as speed tape, and it's perfectly safe for some repairs. The airlines do sometimes use actual duct tape to restrain violent passengers. So be nice on your next flight.

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