What if aircraft door opened in mid flight?

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What if aircraft door opened in mid flight?


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Just think about it? what if aircraft door opened in mid flight?

First of all it is not Possible!
As we know air pressure decreases as we go higher. Air pressure inside aircraft cabin is maintained so that passengers won't face any kind of problems due to low pressure. There is a huge pressure difference inside and outside of the cabin. Aircraft doors are fixed from the inside. Air inside aircraft cabin applies internal pressure force on the door. And that's really a very massive force. And its not possible to open aircraft door.

Now consider hypothetical situation, some miracle happened & aircraft door opened in mid flight.

Due to high air pressure difference between aircraft cabin & atmosphere, everything near Aircraft door will suck out until pressure inside cabin becomes equal to atmospheric pressure.

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Something like this happened in 1988, an Aloha Airlines flight Boeing 737 with 90 people on board was on route to Honolulu, cruising at an altitude of 24,000 feet, when a small section of the roof ruptured. Rapid decompression caused large section of roof tore off & flight attendant Clarabelle Lansing was sucked out of it. But all passengers were safe.

10 June 1990 British Airways Flight 5390,
Pilot Tim Lancaster was sucked out of aircraft as windshield of the aircraft broke. Check out the video for full story.



Also if aircraft door opened in mid flight temperature inside aircraft cabin will drop at massive rate. Amount of oxygen in aircraft cabin will drop.

But don't worry as I said earlier it is not possible that aircraft door will open in mid flight!

Thanks for reading!

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