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Old 16th Aug 2018, 13:40
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Originally Posted by glad rag View Post
Wonder what the shock loading on the rear corner of the wingbox/rear spar was?
Not a lot - the raked wingtip is composite as is the fixed trailing edge panel, so they crumple quite easily. The hard part of the repair is the fixed T/E panel - if it had only hit just a few inches outboard and only damaged the raked wingtip the engineers could have removed that (and the opposite one) and sent the bird on its way.
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