DL_Mech wrote:Although not technically a jetliner, Lockheed Electra?
eta unknown wrote:Getting back to jets... What about the comet or caravelle?
convair880mfan wrote:I liked the big passenger windows on the DC-10. Am not sure they were very safe since there was an accident where one was lost and a passenger was sucked out the window. Was that National Airlines flight 27 in 1973? I wonder if that poor individual would have survived if he had been sitting next to a smaller L-1011 window. Perhaps the laws of physics would have spelled disaster even if the window was a bit smaller.
Flanker7 wrote:MD 11 had pretty big windows
N1120A wrote:Southwest 1380 showed that window size really doesn't make a difference there. My guess is that a window failure on a CRJ-200 wouldn't even be survivable in that situation.
DarkSnowyNight wrote:N1120A wrote:Keep in mind a household vacuum cleaner generates more suction differential than from sea level to space. If you put your hand over that, you are obviously not getting sucked through. A CR2 widow is pretty small, and if that were the extent of the failure, you could cover it with an iPad an be fine.
SAAFNAV wrote:DarkSnowyNight wrote:N1120A wrote:Keep in mind a household vacuum cleaner generates more suction differential than from sea level to space. If you put your hand over that, you are obviously not getting sucked through. A CR2 widow is pretty small, and if that were the extent of the failure, you could cover it with an iPad an be fine.
Considering sea-level pressure of 14.7 psi, and a good vacuum cleaner that pulls about 80% vacuum gives you ~12 psi or a suction differential of ~3 psi.
Considering the FAI definition of space at the Karman line where the pressure is 4.6×10−6 psi, giving you a pressure differential of pretty much 14.7 psi, I'd there's a pretty big difference between space and a vacuum cleaner.
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