Wing and a Prayer

The Air France disaster over the Atlantic, in what is said to have been “extreme weather conditions,” might have everybody except people who never fly wondering how much turbulence stress (among other stresses) a passenger jet can handle.

Here’s a 1995 wing load test of a Boeing 777. Not the same kind of plane as the Air France flight, but it’s pretty impressive nonetheless:

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