Re: 747 wing flexibility

Date:         12 Oct 98 00:02:40 
From:         Tony Schlemmer <>
Organization: Global Mobility Systems, Inc.
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steve <> wrote:
> Through a training film I have seen, I believe the initial strength testing
> of the 747 wing flexed it in a upward direction to a load more than twice
> it's designed strength and it finally shattered the spar at 37 feet. FYI

They showed this on an episode of "Wings". It was one heck of an "explosion"
when the wing finally broke.


Tony Schlemmer
Global Mobility Systems, Inc.