Plane Crash Tests

Through my researching of planes and the technology that enables them to fly, I have found videos of safety tests carried out on commercial jets. Some videos show controlled crashes of large planes and others show testing new aircraft to their limits. As I’m looking at plane crashes in my practice I am also researching into the mechanics and technology behind aviation; I want to be able to have some technological knowledge of the planes and situations I will be studying.

Controlled Plane Crashes

Controlled Impact Demonstration testing AMK fuel 1984:

Russian Crash Test Footage:

Boeing 747 bomb explosion testing decompression and breakup:

Aircraft Safety Tests

Footage of various plane tests in one video:

Airbus A380 Heavy Landing test:

Boeing 747-8 Freighter various testing:

Boeing 747-8 Freighter over maximum weight flight testing:

Boeing 747-8 Freighter maximum takeoff weight, used brakes and no reverse thrust rejected take off test:

These videos are an interesting look at stringent tests done on aircraft for passenger and cargo safety and also a look into the development of flight technology. I am also planning on making some drawn studies of still frames from the controlled crash videos, looking at specifics of explosion on impact and how an aircraft’s frame breaks up and is affected by the fire.

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