10 popular myths about airplanes

Despite all the efforts of designers of passenger aircraft, a flight even on the most comfortable and expensive seats continue to be a serious challenge both for health and for the human psyche. It is not surprising that the flights tell a lot of stuff.

10 popular myths about airplanes

10 popular myths about airplanes

1. Accidentally open during the flight the door is a mortal danger.

In fact, it is true. An open door will cause depressurization of the cabin with all the ensuing consequences. That's just to open the door during flight by virtue of is that Superman. So if someone from inadequate passengers suddenly tries to open the door, all the others are nothing to worry about. The only consequences of this foolish antics will be noise and fuss associated with the suppression of rebels. And the tightness of the door is absolutely not suffer.

10 popular myths about airplanes

2. Passengers can "suck" overboard even through the slightest crack in the body of the aircraft.

For rapid decompression, which may be followed by substantial destruction of the fuselage, you will need to blow up the bomb or opening fire. Small cracks can cause a slow decompression, and the crew manages to take necessary measures to rescue the aircraft and its passengers.

10 popular myths about airplanes

3. Intoxication at high altitudes is faster.

Team American, a popular science program "Mythbusters" put "experiment" to obtain information, as they say, "first hand". As expected, the level of alcohol in the blood by drinking on the ground and at a height were the same. But under moderate hypoxia, exposure to which is subjected a man flying in an airplane, do you get drunk faster. Sometimes people unaccustomed to flying, you may feel something unpleasant intoxication, even if they did not drink any alcoholic drinks.

10 popular myths about airplanes

4. The contents of the toilets are just thrown out into the air.

It is a perfect fiction. Modern aircraft clean onboard toilets only on earth.

10 popular myths about airplanes

5. If you click on the sink while sitting on the toilet, you are going to get stuck.

This is also fiction. Even a very fat person is not able to create your body so the sealed tube to produce the necessary pressure difference. However, doing so is strongly not recommended, but only for reasons of hygiene. Microbridge that inevitably reaches the surface of the body, no good will not bring.

10 popular myths about airplanes

6. Circulation of air in the pressurized aircraft cabin leads to the spread of infectious diseases.

The cabin, of course, firmly sealed. But still the plane is not a submarine, and the air in it is constantly updated with fresh portions. Before you go out to a new circle, the air is necessarily passed through a system of filters. The aircraft manufacturers claim that these filters can neutralize up to 99% of bacteria in the air. Here only, unfortunately, diseases are not only caused by bacteria but by viruses that easily pass through any filters. In addition, pathogens can reside on all surfaces of the seats, tables, walls, etc. costly disinfection of the cabin after each flight, of course, conduct is simply impossible. In short, the closed space of the salon is Packed with people on a variety of people — this is not a Spa resort.

10 popular myths about airplanes

7. The seat belt can cause death in a crash.

Of course, there is a nonzero probability that the person will not be able to get rid of the seat belt to quickly leave the plane. But the likelihood that people will remain alive thanks to the belt, disproportionately. The design of this protective equipment is constantly being improved, and there are plenty of tests to prove its effectiveness, so ignore the seat belt on the plane is pure madness.

10 popular myths about airplanes

8. Pilots can reduce the oxygen content in the cabin to introduce passengers into a sleepy state.

All the pilots that asked a similar question, together called the idea silly.

10 popular myths about airplanes

9. Oxygen masks are a dummy, designed to prevent panic.

It's not true. In fact, as soon as the face was an oxygen mask, to wear it must immediately, without hesitation. Anoxia develops very fast and leads to strong slowing of all reactions. Therefore, when looking at the mask and think about the feasibility of its application, it is possible to lose precious moments and do not have time to use it.

10 popular myths about airplanes

10. To survive during the crash is virtually impossible.

Disaster disaster strife. Today very often we receive messages about the miraculous rescues from absolutely hopeless situations, and about the destruction of the aircraft, when it would seem, nothing foretold tragedies. Statistics of the National Council of the United States transportation security claims that the incidents occurred during passenger flights from 1983 to 2000, survived 95% of the passengers. I would like to believe it. After all, as the Prime Minister of great Britain Benjamin Disraeli, there are "lies, damned lies, and statistics".

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