|Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 7):|
3g up, 6g down, 9g forward, and 1.5g lateral.
Based on that, and the numbers you posted, an earthquake no threat to the airplane.
|Quoting lotsamiles (Reply 8):|
FAR part 25 section 495 gives a 0.5g lateral load requirement for aircraft turning on the ground. Section 485 gives 0.8g outward or 0.6g inward in combination with 50% of the max vertical ground reaction for landing gear.
Perhaps the flying aircraft can take more than any anticipated earthquake loads, but what about an aircraft standing on the gear?
|Quoting bassbonebobo (Reply 10):|
Although an inspection of the landing gear couldn't hurt I doubt the loads experienced as a result of the shaking would do any damage to the aircraft. I would be much more concerned about the aircraft being damaged by falling debris from surrounding structures (hangars, terminals, jetways, lighting structures, etc.).
|Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):|
Frankly even the worst quake is not going to be much worse then the shaking, rolling and swaying an aircraft experiences when taxiing, especially at an airport with crappy taxiways like JFK.
|Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 13):|
Except if the tarmac is totally destroyed. An 8.8 Richter earthquake, like outside Chile the other day, right at the airport, would create 10 - 20 feet high "waves" on the tarmac, and the runway). It will last a few days (weeks, months, even years) before the next plane takes off from that airport again.
|Quoting PPVRA (Reply 20):|
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