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How Airplane Windows Are Designed To Withstand Enormous Stresses, And How They Can Fail

A troubling string of incidents involving aircraft window failures has caught public attention over the past few weeks, including one where the cockpit windshield of a Sichuan Airlines A319 blew out at 30,000 feet, and the tragic death of a passenger on a Southwest 737 when an engine failed, ejecting metal shrapnel that shattered her window, causing her … Continue reading How Airplane Windows Are Designed To Withstand Enormous Stresses, And How They Can Fail

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