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Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?  
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1835 times:


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why does that happen?

Josh

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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

It all depends on the way the aircraft impacted the ground. In that case, it most probably hit the ground at a relatively gentle angle, and broke up from the intense forces.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMilldoh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Josh - the caption explains it all  Smile

Sequence of the end of an airliner, after crash-landing the 14th of September 99, during heavy thunderstorm. After all the interior has been removed, the body is being cut.


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1773 times:

Milldoh,

You're right, I didn't notice that. However sometimes planes do tend to "break up" like that after crashing.

Regards.



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

what about the world DC-10 that crashed into the harbor (boston i think)? the cockpit came off the plane!

User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3413 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Please read the caption of the photo:

"Sequence of the end of an airliner, after crash-landing the 14th of September 99, during heavy thunderstorm. After all the interior has been removed, the body is being cut. (Photo 5/8)"

This airliner is being cut-up, it did not crash like that , plus do you really think when an airliner crashed there would be such perfect cuts?


User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

maybe it broke where the sections were bolted/screwed/nailed/welded (i forgot what they use) together-

I am not a plane expert.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

The World DC-10 accident at BOS (1982, pix here on a.net) is a good example of a breakup occuring along a production joint, in this case, where the nose section and the fuselage section were bolted together.

I can't remember what site they were on, but there were some pix of an AirCal 737 that bellied in at SNA back in the late 1970s, and I seem to recall similar breaks in the fuselage, along the joints..



User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1715 times:

Here's the Aircal I was thinking of... The fuselage break looks like it's where the aft fuselage section normally attaches to the "wingbox" section...




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DC-9s and MD-80s were not immune either. More than one has broken its tail off like this..


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This last one below was a crash that *didn't* result in fatalities after both engines quit, scroll down to photo...

http://aviation-safety.net/database/1991/911227-0.htm


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Stress Fracture maybe.
Or there was a Large and Incharge Tour Group traveling and they all picked the back of the plane, and they had 50 Miss Teen Usa's in the front (their boobs weigh more then their whole body...all 3 lbs of them).

When it landed, the fat peeps bounced up, and smashed down at the same time. When this happend, the weld couldn't take much more, and it gave in.

The End


-Peace In-
174thfwff


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

If you were an aluminum tube falling towards the ground you'd probably get some damage- Does that make sense Josh? Big grin


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User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

yes but the damage looks so neat, like it was chopped.


User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

I bet youd dissect yourself if you fell from FL330

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