Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:26:21 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>IIRC the wings never snapped. The body of the plane caved in first.

It sounds like you may be confused with the 767.  They never did break
it's wing as the fuselage crumpled first, in the area of the cargo door
aft of the wing root, at well beyond the wing's design load.

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