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User currently offlineG-BEAK From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2000, 168 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Does anyone know of any reported incidents of aircraft ever being hit by fireworks? There are fireworks exploding all over the place and aircraft are coming in to land. I'd imagine the view must be quite good up there tonight but I don't really fancy being on an aircraft under seige from fireworks.

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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

I've never heard of it happening. Even if it did, given the astronomical mass and speed differentials involved between fireworks and airliners, I can't imagine anything worse than a little firework soot residue accumulating on the 'planes surface. Never mind the fact that even the highest shooting fireworks shoot probably no more than a couple thousand feet into the air-which means it would only be an issue only along the flight paths in/out of the airport within a mile or two.
I don't think it's really a big issue.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Fireworks do not go as high as you think. I someimtes (in the summer) fly over Disneyland and watch them.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

I am sure there are areas close to airports where you can't shoot fireworks for that reason.

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineScaredflyer21 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 7 months 13 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

At our annual "firefall" the airport closes for the duration of the show. 

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