Here’s What Would Happen If Your Airplane Door Were To Somehow Burst Open Mid-Flight

by 2 years ago
What If Airplane Door Open Flight


Ever wonder what would happen to you if a door on your airplane came open mid-flight? Would it be like we’ve all seen in the movies and on TV? If it happened on a Spirit Airlines flight they’d probably try to tell you it is some sort of perk, but here’s what really happens.

According to AsapSCIENCE, here’s the bad news (via Indy100)…

If the door were to be opened in mid-air the cabin would depressurise in 0.5 seconds and anything that isn’t fastened down would immediately be dragged out the door due to the difference in pressure.

This would spell certain death for anyone in that ordeal as for starters the plane would possibly begin to break apart. Then there is also the chance of hypoxia which kicks in due to the lack of oxygen in the air.

If you don’t manage to get your oxygen mask on in time hypoxia will cause nausea, dizziness, unconsciousness and maybe even death.