Here's Why Wings Don't Fall Off Airplanes

  • Published on Nov 7, 2016
  • Have you ever feared that your plane would fall apart mid-flight? Well have no fear! Check out this video to see why planes are so sturdy.

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Comments • 1 728

  • zoroxtreme
    zoroxtreme 6 days ago


  • victor 003
    victor 003 10 days ago

    That’s so funny I was thinking about something like that wi gs don’t fall

  • Ralph Freshour
    Ralph Freshour 18 days ago

    Too bad you didn't show the wing testing that is done for FAA certification. A test aircraft, called an Iron Bird, is housed in a steel frame where hydraulic jacks move the entire wings up and down, simulating a flight. The computers control the wing bending and thousands of flights are simulated in a few months. Once the wings pass this test, they are then flexed upward until they fail (break) to see where they break and how much flex it tool to break the wing. Surprisingly, the wing tips will bend up to about a 45 degree angle before they break. Really. This is about 20 feet of wing tip deflection. So the next time you're in turbulence and you look out and see the wing tips bouncing up and down three worries!!

  • TheMrbassclarinet
    TheMrbassclarinet Month ago

    The guru says: Plane sections remain plane and perpendicular

  • Mohershad Angkaya
    Mohershad Angkaya Month ago

    Boeing 737 are the most dangerous airplanes in the world, they tend to have numerous air-crash incidents with 0 survivors, technical problem or engine failure & more. Its not advisable anymore flying with a Boeing aircraft. Here is my reference if you do not believe me.
    Check the recent list of commercial aircraft accidents, you will notice how many Boeing Planes are on the list, specially the Boeing 737.

  • fukthegoog
    fukthegoog Month ago

    I'm glad to hear that if the wings aren't attached they don't go further in the manufacturing process. That's the kind of quality control I can get behind!

  • n m seshadri
    n m seshadri Month ago +1

    Not at all explained why wings don't fall off for which the video was designed.How are we fooled and attracted to see these videos to increase the subscriber base

  • Wazza722
    Wazza722 Month ago

    Why dont the wings fall off planes?

  • J Clm
    J Clm Month ago +1

    boing? the sound parts make when they hit the ground .usually an eng accs.panl. power plants forgot to zsus correctly... wc 120 to the rescue....

  • Mohammed Ali
    Mohammed Ali Month ago

    He only answered what “the little flippy thing [is] for.”

  • Brian McD
    Brian McD Month ago

    What a stupid topic. Only an idiot would ever hold such a wondering

  • Rasme Alem
    Rasme Alem Month ago

    Probably thats why you could not become a technician, the question is WHY WINGS DONT FALL FROM A PLANE. Whatever you were saying is irrelevant 5/100 F

  • wodeya eric
    wodeya eric Month ago

    Wow. Such a scientific field!

  • MylesMCL
    MylesMCL 2 months ago

    Seeing the title I just thought to myself “Well, because they are attached.”

  • Cristian Figueroa
    Cristian Figueroa 2 months ago

    Never ever would I ride in a piece of fudging scratch

  • Arun Karunakar
    Arun Karunakar 2 months ago

    where are u saying why the wings wont fall off? wht a shitty video! just bcuz they use 1600 bolts to fasten the wings doesn't justify why they won't rip off! wht crap!

  • Joseph Rilling
    Joseph Rilling 2 months ago

    Have you made a video explaining the mysterious underwing assemblies visible at the trailing edge of a heavy wing ?

  • Markhy Smartboy
    Markhy Smartboy 2 months ago

    Let me guess

    Lots of hot glue???? XD

    Btw 2018 anyone?

  • Chetan Kamboj
    Chetan Kamboj 2 months ago

    Little flippy thing

  • Leon
    Leon 2 months ago

    "This video is brought to you by Boeing" Yeah imma just go to the store and get a few 777s

  • CringeChanell
    CringeChanell 2 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • CringeChanell
    CringeChanell 2 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • CringeChanell
    CringeChanell 2 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • CringeChanell
    CringeChanell 2 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • Xavier Jax
    Xavier Jax 2 months ago

    Love the Video you guys

  • Ed Baker
    Ed Baker 2 months ago

    Great. Their installation is supervised by a girl.

  • Nick Roughton
    Nick Roughton 2 months ago

    Doesn't answer it's own question.

  • bleugh bloop
    bleugh bloop 2 months ago

    clicked just to leave a snarky comment, beaten to it by 1500 people...

  • Frank Marshall
    Frank Marshall 2 months ago


  • aserquin
    aserquin 3 months ago


  • guest
    guest 3 months ago

    Dem bitches could still snap off.

  • Tom Piscitelli
    Tom Piscitelli 3 months ago

    \So what about the 52 plus tons of fuel in the wings? lol

    HELENO HENZO 3 months ago

    what the hell
    why dont you get an engineer to explain instead of her?
    i am pretty sure she never touched a screw in her life

  • Chef Gordon Ramsay
    Chef Gordon Ramsay 3 months ago

    Flex tape

  • Tristan Popken
    Tristan Popken 3 months ago

    Well actually the title has to say, why wont the plane fall off their wings, since it is the wings which keep them up...

  • LemonGameshark
    LemonGameshark 3 months ago

    Looks like this dude’s hairline is ready for takeoff

  • william273
    william273 3 months ago

    He spent less than one minute telling why wings don't fall off and even that was incomplete...actually he didn't say much at all and I still don't know. Next time maybe show how they're connected and explain a little said nothing about it here. Click bait.

  • paulkazjack
    paulkazjack 3 months ago

    So why doesn't the fuselage fall off the wings?

  • Tortoise010
    Tortoise010 3 months ago

    Why don't wings fall off of planes?
    Because they're not made to fall, they're made to fly.

  • Fashion Review
    Fashion Review 3 months ago

    Every two seconds😂😂Exaggeration for an effect

  • BlueFourDelta
    BlueFourDelta 3 months ago

    Here's when the wings fell off an airplane...

  • Yuri Sible
    Yuri Sible 3 months ago

    Here is why wings of a plane cant fall of because I said so

  • Christian Petersen
    Christian Petersen 3 months ago

    When we were taxiing around the runway and I saw those wings flapping like rubber outside the window, I discovered a whole new fear of flight that I had no idea I had. :(

  • Foster Caldaroni
    Foster Caldaroni 3 months ago

    What are the wings made out of? Just aluminum?

  • Sparryax
    Sparryax 3 months ago

    I thought it was duck tape..

  • JayJay Planes&Things
    JayJay Planes&Things 3 months ago

    If the video had the title “Why plane wings fall off planes” the answer would be because planes are unsafe. The dumb though

  • Lemarr Penndog
    Lemarr Penndog 3 months ago

    If do you need to watch this video in order to know why wings don't fall off then throw away the device you're looking at this video on

  • Yoda
    Yoda 3 months ago

    Wow what a boring video

  • A Drone
    A Drone 3 months ago

    Straight wing = high lift, good low airspeed tolerance, low stall speed, stable handling for novice pilots.
    Elliptical wing= medium lift, does not handle low airspeed as well, maneuverable, stall speeds are higher and huge tendancy for tip stalling.
    Swept back wing = low lift, hates low airspeed, very maneuverable, very high stall speeds and tip stalls are harsh.
    Delta wing= almost no lift at all below 80 kts, does NOT tolerate low airspeeds AT ALL, extreme manuverability, stall speeds and tip stalling = stall of death. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

    CH1CK3NxSALAD 3 months ago +1

    It's a good thing air resistance doesn't tear off the wing, that would be a drag

  • Raj Kamal
    Raj Kamal 3 months ago

    One airplane in one day wow!

  • ItzZain
    ItzZain 3 months ago

    They don't need to put that much time into putting the wings together. Just use *flex tape*

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 3 months ago

    would it not be a crime if the airlines were charging the public for something they didn't even use?

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 3 months ago

    thats approximately two adult elephant on each

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 3 months ago

    or should i say 49,000 pounds

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 3 months ago

    slow down a minute, where is that 7,000 gallons of fuel going again?

  • MaxVidyStudios
    MaxVidyStudios 3 months ago

    I thought it was stuck with flex tape

  • Stephen Devakow
    Stephen Devakow 4 months ago

    Basically it’s one solid wing when joined at the wing box and built around the wing spar. The fuselage is actually sitting on the wing and the landing gear are centered under the wing.

  • jmhm17
    jmhm17 4 months ago

    Winglets also significantly decrease wake turbulence for other aircraft landing and taking off.

  • YZFR6
    YZFR6 4 months ago

    So why don’t wings fall off? am I missing something? Unsubscribed

  • Barry Sabahat
    Barry Sabahat 4 months ago

    Wings don’t fall off. It’s the fuselage that falls off if the wings are separated. The wings create lift. Fuselage is riding on the wings.

  • Dr. Zoidberg
    Dr. Zoidberg 4 months ago +1

    How come they work without flapping?

  • Jose Juanjo
    Jose Juanjo 4 months ago +1

    Adaaaaaa.........fucking einstein wannabe prick!!!!!.........get a life.........or just end it!!!!.......that would be awesome

  • Malcom Canning
    Malcom Canning 4 months ago

    50yrs working with steel cantilever s it doesn't work with 130tons of fuel in the wings. period.

  • BJ JR
    BJ JR 4 months ago the Airline doesn't get sued, duh.

  • nizam ali
    nizam ali 4 months ago

    thank you.

  • Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh 4 months ago

    Why ? not wing tips bend and break.

  • Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh 4 months ago

    I fly a cessna 150. I still do not understand how and why the outer third of the wing doesn't bend and break with constant bending and stress during banks,etc. 🤔

  • Sam Miller
    Sam Miller 4 months ago

    Next vid: here’s why arms don’t fall off your body

  • General Obi Wan Kenobi
    General Obi Wan Kenobi 4 months ago

    Why? Because they were designed to stay on. There, I saved people 4 minutes.

  • toxic Law
    toxic Law 4 months ago

    Flippy? Actually they're called winglets

  • Ricardo Aviation
    Ricardo Aviation 4 months ago

    1 2 takeoff 1 2 takeoff 1 2 takeoff

  • GoodRiddanceGooglePlus
    GoodRiddanceGooglePlus 4 months ago

    Easy. Krazy Glue.

  • Me ontenz
    Me ontenz 4 months ago

    Airplanes fly by PFM

  • patsystone edina
    patsystone edina 4 months ago

    Lol people who got no clue commenting how it works.. Ehm they ehm just slide in ehm.. Where's my bonus?

  • Rajesh Raghavan
    Rajesh Raghavan 4 months ago

    The original wing mod was done on Airbus a380... watch that full video. Boieng is a copy cat

  • Music
    Music 4 months ago

    Nice video but you didn’t answer the question

  • Jimi J
    Jimi J 4 months ago +1

    He never really answered why they don't fall off though.

  • Skip
    Skip 4 months ago

    "I see an aerodynamic tube with wings attached." Yeah right, you aerodynamic engineer you!
    In any case, the wings are the most aerodynamic thing on the plane and the sole reason airplanes can fly, so you really should say "I see aerodynamic wings attached to a tube."

  • Mohammed Riyad
    Mohammed Riyad 4 months ago

    Now, I will fly with no fear , after knowing that attaching wings is taking more that 11:30 hours

  • viking90706
    viking90706 4 months ago

    Load them with 8 x .50 cal machine guns, and then pull out of a steep dive they'll fold up nicely

  • Rashed Burnett
    Rashed Burnett 4 months ago

    Who the hell didn't know the wings are on the bottom of the plane lol when I was 10 years old I use to make model aircrats without a blueprint lol i was a kid for crying out loud

  • klexxp
    klexxp 4 months ago

    What I'm actually wondering is how the engine don't fall off?

  • ChinaLake100
    ChinaLake100 4 months ago

    He looks like a chicken at 1:02

  • payne bobbees
    payne bobbees 4 months ago

    i always thought they stayed on because they screw them on. silly me.

  • Kevin Walker
    Kevin Walker 4 months ago

    Why was l lead to believe that they were glued on. That's what l have learned in the past. Now suddenly, bolted on. Hmmm. Did they change the process.??

  • Jestem polakiem Kurwa mać

    Who ever even thought about the wings fall off 😂😂🤦‍♂️

  • Little Traveller
    Little Traveller 4 months ago

    I remember always getting a seat over the wing and having no view. Glad I graduated out of that life.
    The wings fit like those models the travel agent has

  • Ishfaq Ahmed
    Ishfaq Ahmed 4 months ago +1


  • A Person
    A Person 4 months ago

    This guy makes everything sound so fascinating, he should be a news anchor!

  • Martin Lazarov
    Martin Lazarov 4 months ago

    "It's approximately 12h process" that a lot or what? I type 12hours on keyboard each day, babe. And "...we make sure there are nodefects (in the wings)"...well, fk...hell yeah...please do so.

    MICHAEL DAVIS 5 months ago

    Dumb "Seeker" doesn't ever reply!

  • Joseph Mingle
    Joseph Mingle 5 months ago

    Look I dont like Jews at the best of times, but the last thing I want to do is take advice from one about how things work, but I listened all the same, and you barely answered your own question.

  • 450/400 Man
    450/400 Man 5 months ago +1

    Why is every single one of these sciencey videos on TVclip narrated by effeminate men with lisps? Omg, we need real men in the world again.

  • Jade Clarke
    Jade Clarke 5 months ago

    Isn't it time for anti gravity systems?

  • That Frank Guy
    That Frank Guy 5 months ago +1

    Funny, you should ask why airplanes don't fall off their wings

  • Daeva83B
    Daeva83B 5 months ago

    funny that the video that i watched before, did lose a wing... :p

  • Roy Szweda
    Roy Szweda 5 months ago

    It's because they are made in the UK, well, Airbus ones anyway.... for now.

    • Joseph Mingle
      Joseph Mingle 5 months ago

      Im going to stop flying once they start making them outside of Europe or north America.

  • Protagonist
    Protagonist 5 months ago

    Love aviation