Re: Swissair MD-11 (SR 111, JFK-GVA) crash off Nova Scotia

Date:         05 Oct 98 00:27:09 
From:         "sevnet" <sevnet@interport.net>
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Richard Rea wrote in message ...
>I don't think that it would have been too good an idea for the
>pilot to try to stick his head out of the window, as there wouldn't have
>been much to see that would be helpful (it was dark, wasn't it?).  You also
>wouldn't be able to see the instruments.

Can this be done? Can a pilot stick his head out of the window of a plane
while it's in flight? Would the wind be enough to knock him out? I've stick
my head out of a car moving at 60mph and it was hard to take, but a plane
moving at 300mph?