Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fact of the Day: Airplane Doors

While in movies, if someone opens up an airplane door, chaos happens as a vacuum of air gets into the cabin. However in real-life this would not happen as a person would not have the strength to the get door open as the air pressure doesn't allow it that high up. 

11 comments:

  1. I heard on the news last week that a passenger tried to do exactly that while up in the air, and of course the other passengers panicked. As you mentioned their scare was for naught. Hugs...

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  2. That is good to know. Just in case one is flying with a nutball

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  3. With so many crazies flying these days, this is good to know.

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  4. Whew! That's a relief. I still think about that Aloha Airlines flight that underwent explosive decompression in 1988. A flight attendant was sucked out and died. I had the misfortune to see the plane afterwards at the airport in Maui, and it was terrifying! I always wear my seatbelt! LOL And I love to fly.

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  5. The miracle of movies... I'm glad this one would never happen in real life.

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  6. Please note the operative wording - "as the air pressure doesn't allow it that high up". At 35,000 feet you'd be safe from some "nutter" trying to open a door, but what about as the plane is coming into land and at 1,000 feet a "nutter" tries this stunt????
    Might be a VERY different scenario.
    Colin

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  7. What? I just read Colin's comment. Sheesh!

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