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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    "10,000 737s stacked on top of one another would be approximately 406,000 feet or 77 miles (124 kilometers) high, and is equivalent to: 149 Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the world, stacked on top of one another; 274 Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 382 Eiffel Towers, Paris; [and] 280 Empire State Buildings, New York City."

    Wing Design
    "Before a wing is designed, its mission has to be determined. What type of aircraft will this wing be attached to? Will it need to operate at high altitudes with thin atmospheres? Will it have to carry heavy loads? Will it need space to mount the engines? How much fuel will we want to store inside? How (Photo courtesy of Boeing) fast or agile will the aircraft need to be? The list of potential specifications is long and highly complex."

    How Things Work: Winglets
    "Winglets reduce wingtip vortices, the twin tornados formed by the difference between the pressure on the upper surface of an airplane's wing and that on the lower surface. High pressure on the lower surface creates a natural airflow that makes its way to the wingtip and curls upward around it. When flow around the wingtips streams out behind the airplane, a vortex is formed. These twisters represent an energy loss and are strong enough to flip airplanes that blunder into them."


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Comments • 1 757

  • Brian Crawford
    Brian Crawford 2 days ago

    I've loved flying and planes since I was little

  • YouTube Addict
    YouTube Addict 4 days ago +1

    So where’s the answer??? Stupid!!!!

  • --
    -- 5 days ago


    They're attached to the middle

  • Richard Stevens
    Richard Stevens 5 days ago

    I would ride in the student built airplane if it didn’t get off the ground. I would ride down the runway to McDonalds for a happy meal. 🍔

  • Viking Excavating
    Viking Excavating 6 days ago

    Ok, but why do pilots not fall out of the cockpit ?

  • Michael Smith
    Michael Smith 8 days ago

    Duct tape is an amazing invention

  • Dana Anderson
    Dana Anderson 9 days ago

    Oh now this one's easy. Duct tape.

  • White Hat
    White Hat 14 days ago

    Wing tips I thought they were ailerons

  • gue st
    gue st 14 days ago

    8 feb 2019 8:14 am est:
    engine-weight-info:find '1 boeing-777-engine-dry-weight'
    my father told me aircraft-wing is strong,flap often but does not
    break.then i search youtube-search(why plane wing does not break) then
    i come to this page.
    addition 17 feb 2019 11:30 am est:
    1:32 1,600 bolt make wing-box hold wing
    addition 17 feb 2019 10:29 pm est:
    long-wing carrying engine seems stressful for wing-connector to body
    so boeing-777
    should put horisontal-stabiliser-1/short-wing-1 in middle-body-area(source:'horizontal stabilizer' in from 'Elevator (aeronautics)' in from 'Matthew Piers Watt Boulton, who studied lateral flight control and was the first to patent an aileron control system in 1868.[42][43][44][45]' in from 'History of aviation' in
    then put long-wing behind horisontal-stabiliser-1/short-wing-1
    then put horisontal-stabiliser-2/short-wing-2 in rear-body-area
    so boeing-777 should have 3 wing,2 short-wing,1 long wing.
    1 short-wing carry engine.

  • MrTruth111
    MrTruth111 14 days ago

    fire fighting plane loses wings

  • J Abdul
    J Abdul 15 days ago

    Wow small thin wings, I doubt the fuel tank is in the wings. That's very small amount of fuel if so. Weight distribution would flip a plane. The tanks also aren't in the middle of the plane either. Clear as day it was and is always states the fuel tanks are in the wings. You dot see a tank shape. How much fuel and weight is needed is to great for that small wing fuel tank. Debunked. Jet engines use air. Compressed air. SME jet engines are in many ships, generators, and TANKS. Research for yourself if you don't believe.

  • KK Singh
    KK Singh 26 days ago

    Someone count how many times he said wings

  • Aashish Thapa
    Aashish Thapa 28 days ago

    Click bait..he doesn't explain the topiv

  • bobbi mke
    bobbi mke 29 days ago

    Considering aircraft as "tubes with wings attached" is inverted, backwards and upside-down-through the wrong end of the zoom lens.
    WINGS FLY. The fuselage is just "along for the ride." (eg. Some crash video displays wings still flying LONG after the "empenage" (tail section) and/or cockpit (nose section) has exploded, fallen off or disintegrated.)

  • VacuBlaster
    VacuBlaster 29 days ago

    Because if the wings fell off it would no longer be an aeroplane, it would be a submarine and submarines don't fly.

  • Dr Teeth
    Dr Teeth Month ago

    We make sure the wing goes on correctly. Someone has a bad day and .....

  • Quintin Lyons
    Quintin Lyons Month ago

    Did this question really need to be asked... really...

  • sub to pewdiepie pls

    This dude is 737 lover and in the thumbnail is 737 wing

  • Malcom Canning
    Malcom Canning Month ago

    You immediately know it's bullshit when a Asian woman tells you .I'm a expert

  • Michael Talbot
    Michael Talbot Month ago

    They don't just incase efficiency they increase longevity too
    In that it stops the wing roots at the body from suffering from stress and snapping in mid flight

  • Dota Game
    Dota Game Month ago

    Next: Why Arm dont fall off human

  • Bhuvan Raj
    Bhuvan Raj Month ago


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  • victor 003
    victor 003 2 months ago

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

  • Ralph Freshour
    Ralph Freshour 2 months 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 3 months ago

    The guru says: Plane sections remain plane and perpendicular

  • Mohershad Angkaya
    Mohershad Angkaya 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago

    Why dont the wings fall off planes?

  • J Clm
    J Clm 3 months 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....

  • iOS God
    iOS God 3 months ago

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

  • Brian McD
    Brian McD 3 months ago

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

  • Rasme Alem
    Rasme Alem 4 months 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 4 months ago

    Wow. Such a scientific field!

  • MylesMCL
    MylesMCL 4 months ago

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

  • Cristian Figueroa
    Cristian Figueroa 4 months ago

    Never ever would I ride in a piece of fudging scratch

  • Arun Karunakar Mudaliar

    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!

  • DD- 563
    DD- 563 4 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 4 months ago

    Let me guess

    Lots of hot glue???? XD

    Btw 2018 anyone?

  • Chetan Kamboj
    Chetan Kamboj 4 months ago

    Little flippy thing

  • Leon
    Leon 4 months ago

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

  • Roblox
    Roblox 4 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • Roblox
    Roblox 4 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • Roblox
    Roblox 4 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • Roblox
    Roblox 4 months ago

    Qantas is cool

  • Xavier Jax
    Xavier Jax 5 months ago

    Love the Video you guys

  • Ed Baker
    Ed Baker 5 months ago

    Great. Their installation is supervised by a girl.

  • Nick Roughton
    Nick Roughton 5 months ago

    Doesn't answer it's own question.

  • bleugh bloop
    bleugh bloop 5 months ago

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

  • Frank Marshall
    Frank Marshall 5 months ago


  • aserquin
    aserquin 5 months ago


  • guest
    guest 5 months ago

    Dem bitches could still snap off.

  • Tom Piscitelli
    Tom Piscitelli 5 months ago

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

    HELENO HENZO 5 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 5 months ago

    Flex tape

  • Tristan Popken
    Tristan Popken 5 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 5 months ago

    Looks like this dude’s hairline is ready for takeoff

  • william273
    william273 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Tortoise010
    Tortoise010 5 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 5 months ago

    Every two seconds😂😂Exaggeration for an effect

  • BlueFourDelta
    BlueFourDelta 5 months ago +1

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

  • Yuri Sible
    Yuri Sible 6 months ago

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

  • Christian Petersen
    Christian Petersen 6 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 6 months ago

    What are the wings made out of? Just aluminum?

  • Sparryax
    Sparryax 6 months ago

    I thought it was duck tape..

  • JayJay Planes&Things
    JayJay Planes&Things 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

    Wow what a boring video

  • Diesel Muscle Loco
    Diesel Muscle Loco 6 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 6 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 6 months ago

    One airplane in one day wow!

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 6 months ago

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

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 6 months ago

    thats approximately two adult elephant on each

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 6 months ago

    or should i say 49,000 pounds

  • cdimmm
    cdimmm 6 months ago

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

  • MaxVidyStudios
    MaxVidyStudios 6 months ago

    I thought it was stuck with flex tape

  • Stephen Devakow
    Stephen Devakow 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Z33Nismo
    Z33Nismo 6 months ago

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

  • Barry Sabahat
    Barry Sabahat 6 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.

    • gue st
      gue st 21 day ago

      1 feb 2019 4:27 pm est:
      yes,but on airport-tarmac-ground,long-wing become a burden with engine hanging on that long-wing.

  • Dr. Zoidberg
    Dr. Zoidberg 6 months ago +1

    How come they work without flapping?

  • Jose Juanjo
    Jose Juanjo 6 months ago +1

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

  • Malcom Canning
    Malcom Canning 6 months ago

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

  • BJ JR
    BJ JR 6 months ago the Airline doesn't get sued, duh.

  • nizam ali
    nizam ali 6 months ago

    thank you.

  • Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh 6 months ago

    Why ? not wing tips bend and break.

  • Gary Pugh
    Gary Pugh 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • General Obi Wan Kenobi
    General Obi Wan Kenobi 6 months ago

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

  • toxic Law
    toxic Law 6 months ago

    Flippy? Actually they're called winglets

  • Ricardo Aviation
    Ricardo Aviation 6 months ago

    1 2 takeoff 1 2 takeoff 1 2 takeoff

  • GoodRiddanceGooglePlus
    GoodRiddanceGooglePlus 6 months ago

    Easy. Krazy Glue.

  • Me ontenz
    Me ontenz 6 months ago

    Airplanes fly by PFM

  • patsystone edina
    patsystone edina 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Music
    Music 6 months ago

    Nice video but you didn’t answer the question

  • Jimi J
    Jimi J 6 months ago +1

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