Woman left stunned by ‘smashed’ plane window during flight – but it’s not all as it seems | The Sun

A WOMAN was shocked to find she was sitting next to a "smashed" plane window during her flight.

Thankfully it was not all as it seemed – although some people said they would still be terrifed.

The video was originally posted by Instagram user Mia Carouba.

In the video, she zoomed in on the pane which was shattered, with a "hole" in the window.

It then panned back to her looking shocked, covering her mouth with her hand.

The video has since been shared by Instagram account Barstoolsports with more than 200,000 people liking the video.

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One person said: "THAT'S MY NIGHTMARE!"

Another person said: "New fear unlocked."

Thankfully, she wasn't actually in danger, as most plane windows have two or three panes, so it was only the inner pane that was broken.

This means she wouldn't have been sucked out of the window as the cabin wouldn't have depressurised.

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And most people in the Instagram comments knew this too.

Someone who works in aviation explained this: "Aircraft passenger windows are built out of multiple layers of glass and or acrylic.

"This is not the pressurized portion of the window. This is simply a cosmetic piece of plastic, this will not depressurised aircraft.

"A lot of people lean against the plastic portion, this one happened to reach its end and broke.

"The only danger here is if the passenger were to accidentally cut themselves on that plastic, there is no danger to flight safety."

A pilot has revealed how long people can survive in a plane if a window smashes during a flight.

In 1990,  a British Airways pilot was sucked out of the cockpit mid-flight – and miraculously survived.

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