Yeah, I wonder how many landings that stress is equivalent to.
Does the aircraft have to be scrapped?
I know planes are built to handle vertical stresses, but is the structure of the CRJ now compromised because of the hard impact?
it cant be compared to landings. Thats like hitting a parked car and asking how many miles was that damage equivalent to...
I predict it will see service again, however it is a CJR after all so might be scraped, just depends on how old it is and how many cycles its flown and what all damage is found
Damage that is likely to have occured or has shown includes:
* A380 wingtip fence part in the horizontal stablizer
* Right tip struck the ground while spinning
* possible rear pressure bulkhead rupture
* possible fuselage twist
* its possible that the vertical tail's mounting brackets or bolts could have fractures.
* possible damage to right landing gear (aircraft was tipped and swung completely onto the right gear.
most of the damage to the CRJ will be beneath the surface i think. But either way, it will recieve a very heavy and detailed inspection before any action is taken with it.
watching the video again, the following happened. The CRJ tipped over onto the right landing gear mains while the horizontal stablizer road up the wingtip fence of the A380. Once the right wing struck the ground, the Horizontal stablizer could not ride up any further and the aircraft spun nearly 90 degrees until upper section of the wingtip fence broke off imbedded in the Horizontal Stablizer and the aircraft went back to being on all gear assemblies. It looks like the A380 to me was going ~10kts at the time. Based on how fast the plane stopped, it had to have been a pretty hard hit for them to feel it. I honestly wouldnt have been supprised to see that they kept going not even knowing they hit the plane.