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Originally posted by MichiganMat
Hey pilots- is it just me, or are commerical jets a lot safer than they seem? (aside from the recent Greek tragedy ofcourse). I mean, how much turbulence can one of those birds take before the wings are ripped off?
They are tested to limits that you do not want to experience. The side load stresses on a landing like you talked about are a lot but you rarely hear of problems unless its just way over the limits or a un-experienced pilot.

The Greek thing is interesting. We all have 100% oxygen in the cockpit, much stronger than the pax have. Why in the world would the Captain be out of the seat, and the copilot passed out is a very good question here.

Something is missing and from what we know today there is no reason why the plane should not have just descended and landed. What the black boxes show may very well paint a different situation. With oxygen on the pilots there is normally no reason why they could not have descended...

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