Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         21 Sep 98 00:31:52 
From:         "Stephen Gilkes" <>
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According to Karl Sabbach's excellent book "21st Century jet" the wings of
the 777 were expected to snap at about 24 feet from the normal position.

He doesn't mention in distance when the wings actually snapped but does
state that the force involved was 154 percent of the maximum normal load.