Re: Wing vs. tail-mounted engines?

Date:         04 Apr 2001 16:41:24 
From:         Michael Butler <>
Organization: ihug ( New Zealand )
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Don Stokes wrote:
> (I can't think of any case of failure of the wing box or root structure
> causing an accident on a post-war commercial airliner -- can anyone?)

I think it was either a Viscount or a Convair with batteries in the wing
to make it self starting and the heat from the battery caused the
wing failure - but even then it was a mod to the original design.

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