Window blows at 20,000 feet.

150_suckedout.jpgFlight nurse Chris Fogg was transporting a patient on June 27th when the plane window exploded. The twin-engine piper turboprop was cruising at 20,000 feet at the time! Fogg was sucked halfway out the window, with only his legs and one arm inside the plane. He managed to hold one while the pilot dived to a lower altitude to stabilize the cabin pressure, then pulled himself back into the plane. Uninjured, Fogg flew again the next day. Link (includes video simulation)

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Not to mention that it would require a considerable rush of air from within the plane to the outside to suck a person out of a window, even if just by half. So either the person was made of an undisclosed lightweight material or this is just another tall tale. The real question is this, is there any other evidence other than the story from the two men? I'd be more inclined to believe it if the man actually got sucked out and landed on the ground somewhere.
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Once the window breaks the air pressure is quickly stabilized. Going to a lower altitude just allows you to fly slower, which makes dragging your body back inside a whole lot easier. Plus it's a lot warmer; you'll quickly freeze to death at 20,000 feet, especially with the wind chill effect. Not to mention breathing is more difficult.

Stabilizing pressure has nothing to do with it.
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