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Abby Tang, Clancy Morgan for Business Insider
Feb 06 ’20

It’s physically impossible to open an airplane door mid-flight. Here’s why.

Airplane doors are impossible to open at cruising altitude, which is about 36,000 feet above sea level. Cabins are pressurized to mimic conditions at 8,000 feet above sea level to keep passengers alive. The lower the air pressure, the harder it is fo…

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