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Airplanes Facts

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Looking for amazing facts and informations about Airplanes? Below you can discover eleven curiosities that are real, even if they are weird or funny, so please make sure to vote what you think is interesting!

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In 2017 there was an average of 9,728 planes in the sky at any one time, carrying 1,270,406 people.
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Research shows that the first 3 minutes after takeoff and the final 8 minutes before landing are when 80% of plane crashes happen.
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The first cow to fly in an airplane was Elm Farm Olliein February 1930. (Incidentally also the first cow to be milked on an airplane.)
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The average Boeing 747 has around 150–175 miles of wiring inside it.
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Aviophobia is the fear of flying, and about 1 in 5 people have it.
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The fastest commercial plane in operation today is the Boeing 747-8i, which is operated by Korean Air, Air China and Lufthansa.
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Worldwide, the airline industry generates about US$700 billion.
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The world’s fastest airplane is the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, flying at 2,193 miles per hour. It has held the record for nearly 40 years.
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The risk of being killed in a plane crash is 1 in 11 million. The risk of being killed in a car accident is 1 in 5,000.
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Airbus is working on a transparent plane that would offer passengers a 360-degree view as they fly.
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The oxygen in an airplane’s emergency oxygen masks lasts for only about 15 minutes.

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