Revisiting The One-Wing Landing Video, Just For Pilots

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Remember that spectacular one-wing landing that caught fire on YouTube a couple of weeks ago? It turned out to be a hoax, albeit a very interesting one. For all its clever editing, the video had some significant technical blunders. Look closely, and there's something (other than mismatched paint and improbably physics) important missing from that wing root. Important enough that you'd not fly an airplane without it, and if you did, you'd be right to expect results similar to those in the video. We'll give you a hint: It's nothing to fight about.

Take a look at our dissection of the video here.