Pax falls out of a plane over Miami coast

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    A search effort is underway after a passenger fell out of a private airplane some 2,000 feet above Biscayne Bay off the Florida coast.

    The pilot of the TA 46 Piper Malibu plane called in a mayday to report a door ajar and a passenger that had fallen out of the six-person plane, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said. The plane was traveling around 200 miles per hour when the passenger fell out of the aircraft.

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  2. banane

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    I have to admit, at first, I thought this was a joke.
     
  3. deant
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    Does not really sound feasible. Couple of issues. First is why the passenger did not have the seat belt on. Second, if a door pops open on a private plane it will only open a few inches, not enough for a person to go out. Third, at 2,000 feet there is not enough pressure differential to suck a person out of the plane.

    Just sounds very strange.
     
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  4. MX

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    Investigators are currently pursuing several scenarios:
    1. Passenger jumped out on his own;
    2. Passenger was pushed out by the pilot;
    3. The entire incident was staged or there was no passenger to begin with.
     
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  6. KENNECTED
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    Is this the guy that crashed into the Westin Diplomat?
     
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