lubcha132
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Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:36 am


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why does that happen?

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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:37 am

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.

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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:39 am

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.
 
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:44 am

Milldoh,

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

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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:53 am

what about the world DC-10 that crashed into the harbor (boston i think)? the cockpit came off the plane!
 
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:58 am

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?
 
lubcha132
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:01 am

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

I am not a plane expert.
 
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:08 am

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..

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More Examples

Wed Oct 17, 2001 10:33 am

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
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174thfwff
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:15 am

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


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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:36 am

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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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 11:42 am

yes but the damage looks so neat, like it was chopped.
 
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RE: Why Do Planes Dissect Themselves When They Crash?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:54 pm

I bet youd dissect yourself if you fell from FL330

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