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  •  That's what I thought the oxygen (3+ / 0-)
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    masks were for.  Doesn't Anne's Gulf Stream have oxygen masks?  If not, they were ripped off.

    Glad she is ok, though.  I can imagine it to be very scary.

    •  Oxygen masks drop if the oxygen level (2+ / 0-)
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      drops to a certain level.

      A bit of smoke in the cabin does not mean there wasn't enough oxygen.

      The first thing the flight crew does is put on their OWN masks in that case. That does not appear to have been the case.

      I'm sure Ann was scared. But we're talking about two different things. Scared (and possibly hyperventilating as a result) does not mean "not enough oxygen in the cabin."

      If you've ever really done a nice job burning toast, a batch of cookies or a frozen pizza in your oven, you know that smoke can seem nasty, but you still have lots of air to breath.  Now imagine that in the cabin of an aircraft, where you have   no control over anything. It's scary.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 01:57:04 PM PDT

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      •  "drop if the oxygen level" (0+ / 0-)

        Not!  - Cabin pressure, actually - decompression. And Smoke (or Fire!) in the cockpit does not mean fire or smoke in the cabin. Normally the pilots will declare an emergency and request a diversion just on smelling smoke long before it gets to a fire...

        Without geometry, life is pointless. And blues harmonica players suck.

        by blindcynic on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 02:53:39 PM PDT

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