musang wrote:FlyingHonu001 wrote:tonystan wrote:
I think going by the current lack of a door at 2L at all at the moment, the door was very much in the way!!!
With 2L being open during the failure, it would be broken off very easy I suppose. Put the entire weight of the airplane on the door/hinges while being connecting to a jetway or airstairs, well....you dont get a thud...you would get a loud crack, bang or a clang
With generally 90%+ of the mass resting on the main gears in normal ops, the "weight on the door/hinge" is going to be minimal, even if they'd loaded the forward hold first.
10% of 787 weight (100+ tonnes) is about 10 tonnes. With the door being closer to mains, leverage increases that by a factor of, lets say 2. You may get another factor of 2-3 one way or the other, but it is a few tonnes in any case.
I wouldn't call a few tonnes "minimal load" for hinges normally handling maybe 100-200 kg,