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Old 2012-09-24, 16:43   Link #731
Knight Errant
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Age: 30
Originally Posted by Kyuu View Post
Romney must be this stupid. Read what he said here, and think about it:

Very poorly phrased, but he's not incorrect. Aircraft cabins are kept pressurised, and in the case of a fire, it would be difficult for air to enter the cabin, so you could get people suffocating. Let's not forget that in terrestrial fires asphyxiation is a leading cause of death.

Furthermore, if anything was opened, you wouldn't get any influx of air, in fact the air would rush out. Airplane fires are very dangerous things.

Of course, that's why aircraft carry oxygen masks, which he might have forgotten about. Still, using those masks might not be possible in a fire situation.
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