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Let's Destroy Most Popular Misconceptions And Myths About Flying On Airplanes

April 24, 2014, in Interesting
Despite the fact that planes fly at different points throughout the year, 24 hours a day and fall only 1-2 times a year, many people are still afraid to fly. Even on car ride is much more dangerous than flying in airplane, if you do not believe me, check the statistics. Because of fear and ignorance, almost since the air transports was invented, and large number of myths, some people continue to afraid to fly. It's time to debunk these misconceptions and popular myths.

Open the door of the aircraft during flight is extremely dangerous

This is not so. Experienced pilot and blogger Patrick Smith explained that after takeoff the aircraft doors are under great pressure. That is, to open a door, you will need the strength of Superman. Any man, even the world weight lifting champion can't do it.

So if you are afraid that some tipsy passenger during flight will open the door and passengers begin to fly overboard, you do not have to worry about. It is absolutely impossible.

If the surface of the aircraft formed a small hole, all passengers will be 'sucked' overboard

Rapid decompression and subsequent crash could be caused by the explosion or significant structural damage.

From small gap decompression pressure really falls, but as it is evenly distributed over the whole plane, plane can fly safety to the nearest airport and do emergency landing.

At high altitude man drunk faster

This myth refuted "Myth Busters". Blood alcohol level on the ground and the plane is the same. However, since the air on board oxygen is usually less, people can really feel drunk, even if they did not touch alcohol at all.

During the flight, the faeces are released into the air

Stories of the fallen from the sky right on the head excrement - pure fiction. The pilot can not open sewage tank during flight. If someone's head fell suspicious substance, likely we need to blame the birds.

If you click on the sink, sitting on the toilet in an airplane, you can get stuck

You can only get stuck if your body forms a perfect airtight stopper. It's pretty difficult. "Myth Busters" Adam Savage tried to do this trick, but he can't achieve it.

Constant circulation of the same portion of air in the plane leads to the spread of diseases

Air moves in a circle until it gets into the lower compartment, where about half disappears overboard. The remaining half goes through filters, mixed with a portion of fresh air and this mix makes a new turn.

Boeing manufacturers claim that thanks to this system and filters, 94 to 99 percent of all airborne bacteria is neutralized and air is updated every two or three minutes - much more often than in buildings. Danger of catching any infection rather may come from such surfaces as folding tables. So it makes sense to have disinfectant wipes.

Seat belt can reduce your chances of survival in case of disaster

Here the situation is much the same as with the seat belt in the car. It is possible to imagine a situation when stuck fixing prevent to quickly get out of the aircraft. But in general, benefit from it is much more than harm.

In accident situations, a person can throw out of the chair, hit the hull or hit another passenger. So it is better to spend a couple of seconds to ensure that your seat belt is correctly fixed.

Pilots can control the air flow to keep passengers sleepy and save fuel

The oxygen level is determined by the air pressure and can't be controlled by pilots

Oxygen masks - intended only to calm passengers

In fact, in the case of decompression, crew and passengers will have to rely on outside air, where the oxygen content is quite insufficient. And while the plane will not fall low enough to at least three thousand meters without oxygen masks you will not survive.

Chances of surviving a plane crash almost zero

During the catastrophe of Boeing 777 in San Francisco, was saved 304 of 307 passengers. In addition, according to the U.S. National Council for Transport Safety during flights incidents between 1983 and 2000, 95 percent of the passengers survived these flights. Under the 'incident' means all cases that have led to major damage to the aircraft, death or injury of passengers.
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