The error @superchris – 05/06/2013 13:21 GMT has made is to presume the panels were visibly open. Tut.
Given that on walkround it wasn’t spotted, it was despatched on the basis that they couldn’t be seen to be open, how in hell are you expecting a passenger with extremely limited vision while in the cabin to be to spot that? It’s not like a car bonnet propped up on a metre long strut.
Reality check for 1 please.