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    (Original post by jneill)
    Cabin pressure prevents it from opening even if unlocked.
    THANK YOU

    (Original post by EricPiphany)
    So how is it opened?
    Cabin pressure is gradually stabilised as the plane descends. Allowing the door to open normally. Think of a car sinking into a lake. You wouldn't be able to open the car door to escape until the car had filled up with water and most probably had sunk to the bottom of the lake.
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    I think it is impossible to open these doors when in flight.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Think of a car sinking into a lake. You wouldn't be able to open the car door to escape until the car had filled up with water and most probably had sunk to the bottom of the lake.
    Not a good plan

    That's exactly what this guy was thinking - didn't end well...

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ited-on-family
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Not a good plan

    That's exactly what this guy was thinking - didn't end well...

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ited-on-family
    That's so sad
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Not a good plan

    That's exactly what this guy was thinking - didn't end well...

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ited-on-family
    Shame will try not to sink!!
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    (Original post by Student403)
    That's so sad
    Yes - tragic.

    Don't try manouvering on a wet slipway.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...reak-1.2582285
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    THANK YOU



    Cabin pressure is gradually stabilised as the plane descends. Allowing the door to open normally. Think of a car sinking into a lake. You wouldn't be able to open the car door to escape until the car had filled up with water and most probably had sunk to the bottom of the lake.
    Even if you were reaaaaaaaaaaally strong?
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Even if you were reaaaaaaaaaaally strong?
    My analogy got debunked already :cry2:
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Even if you were reaaaaaaaaaaally strong?
    (Original post by iEthan)
    My analogy got debunked already
    Not entirely.

    Best thing is to open the doors BEFORE the water level gets too high. Failing that, open (or break) the windows and escape that way. Failing that the waiting bit is your last chance but the likelihood is panic and disorientation will make escape very difficult...
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    What if someone opened the door mid flight? And I was walking back to my seat after going to toilet so I didn't have my seatbelt on?

    I would get sucked out the plane


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    it's impossible to do
    and you don't wear a seat belt except during take-off and landing
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    What if someone opened the door mid flight? And I was walking back to my seat after going to toilet so I didn't have my seatbelt on?

    I would get sucked out the plane


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    Wouldn't happen - you'd have to be a bodybuilder to open those things mid-flight.
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    They can't open.


    There is a 'weight on wheels' circuit breaker in most aircraft, so unless there is an aircraft's worth of weight on the undercarriage, the whole door function is inoperative, unless you pop the circuit breaker, which is on the flight deck.
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    In the first instance it clearly says "just before take off", ie, the plane is still on the ground.

    In the second one it again clearly says "just after landing", so again, the plane is on the ground.

    As 3pd clearly said that the weight needs to be on the wheels, what part are you finding tricky?
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    In the first instance it clearly says "just before take off", ie, the plane is still on the ground.

    In the second one it again clearly says "just after landing", so again, the plane is on the ground.

    As 3pd clearly said that the weight needs to be on the wheels, what part are you finding tricky?
    Ah, mea culpa. I knew the plane was on the ground... doh!

    I'm deleting my post for shame...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Ah, mea culpa. I knew the plane was on the ground... doh!

    I'm deleting my post for shame...
    Tis OK, you've probably got a Mover in the family somewhere
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    What if someone opened the door mid flight?
    Then you're screwed, but unless it's e.g. a private jet or somet, this is fairly impossible as most commercial airliners doors open inward and the internal air pressure thus renders them fairly immovable Seems this poor silly soul didn't get the memo :mmm:

    And I was walking back to my seat after going to toilet so I didn't have my seatbelt on?
    Not sure a seatbelt would help much in a case of sudden decompression at cruising altitude :erm:
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    *This might be a really stupid question so pardon me*

    If the cabin pressure prevents the doors from opening in high altitudes, how can people jump out of planes (in the case of an accident or something, or even perhaps people who do skydiving)?
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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    *This might be a really stupid question so pardon me*

    If the cabin pressure prevents the doors from opening in high altitudes, how can people jump out of planes (in the case of an accident or something, or even perhaps people who do skydiving)?
    Those doors open outwards, not inwards. And skydiving is rarely from higher than 14,000ft - so pressure drop is not so extreme.
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    (Original post by TianaEsther)
    *This might be a really stupid question so pardon me*

    If the cabin pressure prevents the doors from opening in high altitudes, how can people jump out of planes (in the case of an accident or something, or even perhaps people who do skydiving)?
    As above, those doors open the other way, plus they will almost always take place from unpressurised aircraft, where there is no issue.
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    Didn't that happen in Charlie's Angels ?
 
 
 
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