Europen Air Safety Experts: MH 17 black box revealed massive explosive decompression
What passenger and crew on board MH17 felt or no longer felt before the crash in the Ukraine
Jul 26, 2014
European air safety officials released data from the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 black box. The aircraft was downed over the East Ukraine last week killing all 298 people on board. According to European safety officials the black box shows a massive explosive decompression.
What is a massive explosive decompression, and what would the passengers have felt?
A massive explosive decompression is a drop in cabin pressure faster than your lungs can decompress, less than half a second. When this happens there is generally said to include a big bang, lots of debris flying around, condensation forming inside the aircraft, and the air temperature will drop to frostbite temperatures.
It happens so fast that your lungs don't have time to equalize, your ear drums rupture, and the most important part, the oxygen in your blood comes out of solution. Basically, your blood appears to boil. It happens so fast, that you would literally not see anything else happen, as you'd already be unconscious, or dead within the first half second or so.