I was on an Airbus jet recently and it was the bumpiest ride I have EVER flown in a commercial airline. For 8 hours.
What's this about tails falling off? What happens if the tail falls off?
I have another flight on one soonish
Reaaly? Must have been an A330, this shit is usually pretty bumpy... Not that any of the Boeings are any better...
There's also a thing called turbulence that seems to be pretty aircraft manufacturer independent
If the tail falls off, the plane falls off... The tail falling off is either a bad structural design (hard to believe that would happen anymore), poor assembly process (like the tail section of the Boeings delivered to Japan Airlines missing 400 bolts!!!), or the pilot "pushing the enveloppe", i.e. erring outside of the charted flight enveloppe the plane's designed for (like the Tu-144 in the 70s or the first A320 in the 80s).
The Eurofighter however is different: the aerodynamics is fucked up, poorly designed, doesn't meet specs & requirements... Rafale & Grippen are/were so much ahead of the EF it's not even funny...