Date: 10 Feb 2000 05:03:32 From: "P. Wezeman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: The University of Iowa References: 1 2 3 Followups: 1 2
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On 8 Jan 2000, upallnite wrote: > You know, that brings up an interesting question. If it were possible > to extinquish a cabin fire by de-pressurizing the cabin, how many > passengers would be "expendable" (read: sucked out) in order to > possibly save the aircraft with the remaining passengers? The old > utilitarian "most good for the most people" tenent? Any training done > (outside of philosophy class) based on that type of no-win situation? Unless you are going to blow a hole in the fuselage with a linear shaped charge or some such it is a moot point. Airliner doors are designed so that the pressure holds them closed, so they can't be opened as long as there is a pressure difference. Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist "Carpe Cyprinidae"