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Friday, June 05, 2009

Proper Analysis of Plane Debris-- What a Concept!

The French government expressed deep disappointment Friday over the news that ocean debris recovered by the Brazilian military this week appeared to be the remains of a shipwreck and not from an Air France jet that crashed in the South Atlantic on Monday.

In radio interviews, the transportation minister, Dominique Bussereau, urged “extreme prudence” about judging the source of any debris that is recovered until it could be properly analyzed.
Here's another amazing concept (from the same article):
A plane that flies too slow can lose lift and crash; too fast and it can break up in the air.


Blogger engineer said...

Forget the debris.

Just check the “Quick Reference Handbook” when you go into a spin. These NYT’s people write for double digits, which is correct. They should avoid technical matters.

Long before a plane "loses lift" from slow flight, an audible stall warning is screaming at the drivers. Modern planes are designed to avoid going into a conventional spin, but nose downward (except for a flat spin, e.g. "Top Gun").

A plane does not "break up" but can lose flight integrity from damage to a critical flight control surface from extreme turbulence. Can then go into a more or less free fall and speed is dictated by gravitational forces and drag, but moot

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

former boeing design engineer joe keith said that a large airliner travelling too fast at a low altitude would "shake itself apart".

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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