Mods, please bear with me, I'm having difficulty hanging on to my …. sanity.
Despite criticism from certain sources that accuse me of being patronizing, it appears I still need to spell it out for y'all, in nice easy bite-sized paragraphs.
I’m not sure if the windscreen giving out would have caused the pilots to be sucked out...
If the window developed a hole and broke out you can be sucked out.
It happened on a BA flight 5390 and a Sichuan also.
Other crew members held on to them.
Question asked.... and answered.
BA5390 was due to improperly sized screws being used to hold the windshield in place. It was NOT caused by a hole in the windshield like you are implying.
Stop spreading misinformation.
I suggest you go all the way back to Post #4 ; "I’m not sure if the windscreen giving out would have caused the pilots to be sucked out"
.Unless I am mistaken, we have just seen an answer for that question.
77H did NOT specify how the windscreen had to be displaced. He did NOT specify it must start with a small hole or merely crazed over. He was querying whether it was possible for a human being to be sucked out (yes, sucked, not blown) through a small aperture such as a missing windscreen.
Boof02671 was the first person to answer that question, drawing a parallel with BA5390, for that purpose alone.
I'm not guessing, because he clarified it all with the next post
I am an aircraft mechanic. If a hole develops and breeches it will cause depressurization and you will be sucked out.
I’m not spreading misinformation, I didn’t state it was the same cause,
Ok, so he mis-spelled "breaches", but he answered the question.
Despite that, others piled in to point out how wrong he was.
WayexTDI; "Your post was very misleading and insinuated that.. (blah, blah, blah)
ChrisKen; "With regards to BA 5390 you were talking nonsense."
After I chimed in at post #16, I too became the victim of insults (via a string of PMs)
It turns out not everybody could see the bigger picture.
So yes, you can be sucked out of an aircraft through a broken/failed window, regardless of how it comes about
. However, in each of the three cases I know of, the entire body did not pass completely through the window. (one died, two survived)
And talking of bigger pictures; thx to the OP (Tugger) for coming back and pointing out this is all a side-issue, and that almost nobody bothered to read the original article, and understand that his point was about something else entirely.
I'm going off now for an appointment with a bucket of iced water.
If y'all very lucky, I might drown myself. Fingers crossed, eh?
Nothing to see here; move along please.