10 popular myths about airplanes
• 10 popular myths about airplanes
Despite all the efforts of the designers of passenger planes, flying even on the most comfortable and expensive locations remain a serious challenge for health and for the human psyche. It is not surprising that talk about flying a lot of stuff.
Accidentally open door during flight represents a mortal danger.
In fact, it's true. Open Door will cause depressurization of the cabin with all the consequences. That's just to open the door during the flight under force unless Superman. So if someone from the passengers suddenly inadequate attempts to open the door, then all the rest is nothing to worry about. The only consequences of this silly antics are noise and fuss associated with subduing Brawler. A sealing door at the same time did not suffer.
Passengers can "suck" overboard even through the smallest crack in the body of the aircraft.
For rapid decompression, which may be followed by a significant destruction of the aircraft body, you need to blow up the bomb in the cabin or open fire. Small slits may cause a slow decompression, and the crew has time to take the necessary measures to save the aircraft and its passengers.
The intoxication at high altitude is faster. The team of American popular science program "MythBusters" specially set "experiment" to get the data, as they say, "at first hand". As might be expected, the blood alcohol level for drinking on the ground and at height were the same. But in a short hypoxia exposure undergone by a person flying in an airplane, you can really get drunk faster. Sometimes people unaccustomed to fly, can feel something like a bad drunk, even if they did not drink any alcoholic beverages.
The contents of litter thrown into the air.
This is the perfect fudge. Modern aircraft are clean onboard restrooms only on the ground.
If you click on the sink while sitting on the toilet, you can get stuck there.
This is also a fiction. Even a very fat man is not able to create his own body as a sealed tube, there was a need to pressure difference. However, doing this is not recommended, but only for reasons of hygiene. Mikrobryzgi that will inevitably fall on the surface of the body, will bring no benefit.
The circulation of air in the sealed cabin leads to the spread of infectious diseases.
The cabin, of course, is securely sealed. Yet the plane - this is not a submarine, and the air in it is constantly updated with fresh portions. Before you move to a new range of air required to pass through the entire filter system. aircraft manufacturers claim that these filters can neutralize up to 99% of bacteria in the air. That's just, unfortunately, diseases are caused not only bacteria but also viruses that easily pass through any filters. Furthermore, pathogens can reside on any surface seats, tables, walls, and so on. D. Serious and costly interior disinfection after each journey, of course, impossible to carry out. In short, a closed interior space, jam-packed with a variety of people - it's not a spa resort.
The seat belt may prevent survival in the crash.
Of course, there is a nonzero probability that a person can not get rid of the belt to leave the plane quickly. But the probability that the person will remain alive thanks to a belt, disproportionately. The design of the protective agent is constantly being improved, and conducted a variety of tests to confirm its effectiveness, so disregard the safety belt on the plane - this is madness.
Pilots can reduce the oxygen content in the cabin, to introduce passengers to the sleepy state.
All pilots who asked this question, together called the idea is nonsense.
The oxygen masks are dummies are intended to prevent panic.
It is not true. In fact, once the face was an oxygen mask, wear it must immediately, without hesitation. Oxygen starvation is developing very quickly and leads to a marked deceleration in all reactions. Therefore, if we consider the mask, and to ponder the feasibility of its application, it is possible to lose precious moments and did not have time to use it.
survive the plane crash is virtually impossible.
Catastrophe crash strife. Today, very often there are reports about the miraculous rescue of the absolutely hopeless situations, and about the crash, when it would seem, there were no signs of the tragedy. US National Council of Statistics Transportation Safety claims that the incidents that occurred during passenger flights in 1983 and 2000, 95% of passengers survived. I would like to believe it. After all, in the words of British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli, there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics."