Not sure if anyone saw the programme 'Plane Crash' on Channel 4 last week. If you did, what did you think?
The basic gist of the programme was that An international team of scientists, experts and elite pilots deliberately crash land a 170-seat Boeing 727 passenger jet to study the mechanics of a plane crash.
I thought it interesting, but was surprised they flew the aircraft with an empty hold. Surely if you want to recreate a realistic crash, you need to recreate the situation? I also thought it interesting that the fuselage only fractured forward of the wings. I honestly expected the rear section to sepereate as well, but this remained attached to the rest of the fuselage.
You can see the programme in it's entirety here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-plane-crash/4od