Date: 05 Oct 98 00:26:20 From: Joseph Edward Nemec <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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Stephen Gilkes wrote: > 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. IIRC the wings never snapped. The body of the plane caved in first.