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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 10:10 AM
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47. Many believe a single round of pistol ammunition can bring a plane down
Edited on Fri Aug-11-06 10:12 AM by slackmaster
A bullet propelled by less than a gram of a low explosive material. Haven't you heard of "Explosive Decompression", the notion that the smallest puncture of the skin of a pressurized aircraft cabin will quickly cascade into the whole plane blowing up like a toy balloon that has been pricked by a pin?

That's total BS of course (and originated from a scene in a James Bond movie), but it's interesting to see someone on the very same board that hosts numerous ED believers expressing healthy skepticism that 20 ounces of material could not be enough to create an explosion large enough to fatally damage a passenger airplane.

Tagged for interest.
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