Say what you will about YouTube, but not a week goes by that someone doesn't point me at an aviation video that I might not have otherwise seen. That, for example, the Boeing 777 Wing Load Test.

I have seen a few videos of wing stress tests from various sailplanes, but nothing nearly this big before. It seems that no matter how big or small the aircraft is, when the wings start to fail, they really let loose!

Posted by jzawodn at January 30, 2007 02:23 PM

Reader Comments
# Caydel said:

Wow - I can't believe the angle that wing was flexed at before it snapped.

That musta been a **loud** crack when that went...

on January 30, 2007 02:44 PM
# Matthew R. Miller said:

This was on the last Diggnation... very cool video.

on January 30, 2007 10:55 PM
# John said:

I used to work in aerospace. As a regulated industry, safety is job #1. Everyday on our intranet, the corporate news would list all the plane crashes (if any) that happened that day and whether or not they had any of our parts on that plane.

Now if only websites or software had that kind of testing and concern....

on January 31, 2007 12:09 AM
# Patrick Konsor said:

Hello Jeremy,

Here's a short aviation video you might like..

Someone uploaded it to my site recently and I thought it was just amazing.

on January 31, 2007 06:07 AM
# alek said:

Note that the failure at 154% was as predicted by the engineers per their comments at the end. It's easy to over-design things ... but then you end up overweight. Nice job by the Boeing Gang.

on January 31, 2007 07:40 PM
# Ivan said:

Wing tests and Sadam's execution. Do we need more?

on February 1, 2007 08:59 AM
# Mike Johansen | J8 Zoekmachine Optimalisatie said:

Impressive video!

on February 4, 2007 01:24 PM
# Amr said:

Nice video, I wonder how long (time-wise) can it last at 150%.

on February 6, 2007 04:05 PM
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