|For decades the FAA has certified airliners
as being airworthy but most of them haven't been crashworthy.
Today's cars are designed to protect people in case of a crashtoday's
airplanes are not. In fact, the fuselage is the weakest portion of the
Throughout this web-site, especially in the "Problems" section, you will find many pictures of
crashes showing just how fragile airplane fuselages are. Two of the most glaring examples are the
fuslages of both a DC-8 and DC-9 breaking
in half during a hard landing. The landing gear did not collapse yet the fuselage was weak
enough to break under a relatively mild shock. The Aloha Airlines' BOEING 737 whose top simply peeled off, was a perfect example of the flimsy
construction of aircraft. The recent Ethiopian Airlines' BOEING 767
fuselage which broke up during an emergency "water-landing"
(in a relatively calm surf) is but a further example that aircraft are not built to withstand any
kind of shock.
The modern airliner is a patchwork
of compromises and stopgap remedies:
large tubular fuselage requires small wings in order to provide commercial cruising
speeds. The small wings demand excessively high takeoff speeds in
excess of 160 mph, a recipe for disaster. Have you ever seen a house
or a boat or a car whose fuel tank was placed above the fire source? Now,
the newer airliners have fuel tanks in the horizontal tail so the passengers
are surrounded by fuel with no adequate structural protection.
Today's airliners are simply derivatives of the wrongly designed early
planes.Where the safety features were ignored for commercial and political
reasons. The principles of flight in many cases have been forgotten, ignored
The sane alternative to all of these has existed since 1921. Why hasn't
it been implemented? Review the Burnelli technology and go to our FEEDBACK
section -- to confront those who have conspired to keep you traveling in "flying
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Here are some of the reasons why
modern airplanes are not crashworthy
The fuselage contains only 10-15% of the airplane's
Fuel is placed under passenger seats or in close
The engines and landing gear are attached to fuel
tank supporting structure which virtually guarantees a fire in even minor
crashes. Post crash fires are the largest killers.
The seats are connected to tertiary structure
and in the event of a crash they often disconnect.
The seat belts are attached to the seats instead
of being attached to the main structure of the plane.
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