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August 8th, 2012
10:42 AM ET

What's trending on August 8, 2012

A passenger on an Alaska Airlines flight looked out the window of a plane and saw what looked like a damaged area on the wing with a handwritten note saying, "We know about this."

The story sparked a huge backlash on Twitter and American Airlines apologized, explaining that a maintenance technician wrote the note to let the flight crew know that it was an approved "trim repair" to the wing.

The airline has stressed that the plane was safe and there was nothing to worry about, but conceded that the note was "not appropriate and did not follow company procedures."

Also trending this morning, video of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton caught on camera dancing during her trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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