...specifically AA A300 and the outward explosion of doors due to aircraft pressurization.
I apologize for the long topic, but the first time I posted this it was removed because it wasn't "Descriptive" enough. Gotta cover my bases now! I hate having to retype things.
This is a stupid question, I'm warning you. So you may just want to pass over
it now. However, if you could help, I would greatly appreciate it.
I was reading up in the archives about plug locks on aircraft doors and about
the AA A300 incident where
the cabin remained pressurized after the system was switched over to manual and
a FA was thrown from the
plane and killed because the door was thrown outwards from the pressure.
Most aircraft cabins aren't pressurized to anything near ground level (8000 ft
seems to be the norm). When at cruise, the pressure on the outside of an
aircraft is less than that on the inside. Therefore, a hole in the fuselage
causes everything to be sucked out. When on the ground, you are usually lower
than 8000 ft. Therefore, if you were still pressurized at 8000ft on the ground,
but you were sitting at 3000 ft, if you opened the door, wouldn't it be blown
inwards (into the cabin) as the pressure outside is now greater?
This IS something I should know, but I never really understood
how pressurization systems worked. Any help would be greatly appreciated.