Wing Failure

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ultralajt

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Hi Mitja, I can't make the link work... Cheers, Alan
Sorry I made direct link and now it not working, so I download them now.
The event was at Waukegan airport, July 11, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS).

Planes tossed around by a storm:

wing damage 3.jpg wing damage 2.jpg wing damage 1.jpg

Sorry, found no closeups photos...

Both planes seems to be GA categorry.

Mitja
 

Southron

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Well, the occupants of that aircraft were very lucky.

One of my old flight instructors was a part time crop duster on the side. His words of advice to me was that figure you can NEVER see the wires in time, so look for the poles, cross arms and insulators and figure that the wires will sag down between the poles-then stay away from the poles and wires!!!!
 

Southron

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First of all, the wing didn't "Fail," it crumpled when it hit the ground. Airplanes are designed to fly and not crash. I am thankful the occupants of that aircraft were not injured badly. Looks like they will be ordering another left wing and strut from tha manufacturer IF the fuselage was not badly injured or warped.
 
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