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Cabin pressure won't allow it. Think of an aircraft door as a drain plug, fixed in place by the interior pressure. Almost all aircraft exits open inward. Some retract upward into the ceiling; others swing outward; but they open inward first.feedback
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Jul 10 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what Patrick Smith has to say. All of Patrick Smith’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to Patrick Smith came from an article called When first class passengers go bad: “At a typical cruising altitude, up to eight pounds of pressure are pushing against every square inch of interior fuselage. That's over 1,100 pounds against each square foot of door.”.
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Mar 03 2017

These smaller jets must circle or, if need be, land overweight. For some planes, landing and takeoff limits are the same, in which case it doesn't matter.feedback

Mar 03 2017

We took off from New York once and we had a medical issue on board that was becoming more serious by the minute.feedback

Mar 03 2017

The maximum weight for takeoff is often considerably greater than the maximum weight for landing. This is the case for a few reasons, the obvious ones being that touching down puts higher stresses on an airframe than taking off, and heavy-weight landings require a very high touchdown speed, which makes stopping more problematic.feedback

Mar 03 2017

We were in the air again within a few hours.feedback

Mar 03 2017

Generally dumping happens at a high enough altitude for it to dissipate – it doesn't reach the ground in liquid form or come raining down on people. It sounds terrible but one way or another that fuel is going into the atmosphere.feedback

Sep 28 2012 - Al-Qaeda

I don't think it is the end of al-Shabaab. I think they are retreating from Mogadishu, they will change tactics and strategy to a more guerrilla mode, they will change into civilian clothes, and they will still be a potent force.feedback

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