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[discussing the effects of the bomb on a 707
] Joe Patroni
: The sudden decompression at 30, 000 feet is something you gotta see to believe. Tanya Livingston
: He'll get sucked out, won't he? Joe Patroni
: So will anyone sittin' next to him. Until that pressure equalizes, everything within 20 feet to him that's not nailed down or strapped in is gonna get sucked right out of that hole. Bert Weatherby
: Is it that powerful, are you sure? Joe Patroni
: Humph! Yeah, I'm sure. When I was a mechanic in the Air Force, I was being transferred on a MATS plane, At 20,000 feet, one of the windows shattered. The guy sitting next to it was about 170 pounds. He went through that little space like a hunk of hamburger going down a disposal, and right after him coats, pillows, blankets, cups, saucers. Yeah, I'm sure! Mel Bakersfeld
: Takes about 3 seconds, doesn't it? Joe Patroni
: 3, 4 or 5, depends on the size of the hole. Everything fogs up just like that.
] Joe Patroni
: And THEN watch out! At that altitude, you can't breathe. So unless they get on oxygen in 45 seconds, it's good-bye!
: Perhaps Mr. Bakersfeld could impress upon Mrs. Quonsett that this isn't a very nice thing to do. Mrs. Livingston hasn't been able to! Mel Bakersfeld
] Yes, uh... Mrs., uh... Quonsett? Uh, what you've done is, uh... dishonest. You've broken the law. You've defrauded Trans Global.
[Mrs. Quonsett smiles and keeps nodding
] Mel Bakersfeld
: Don't you realize they could prosecute you? Ada Quonsett
: But they wouldn't, would they? I don't think it would be very good public relations for a big airline to prosecute a little old lady just because she wanted to visit her daughter!
: My late husband taught me to be thorough. He was a teacher of geometry. He always said: "You must consider every angle." Tanya Livingston
: My late husband was a lawyer, and he always said: "Watch out for sweet-looking innocent, little old ladies." I'm beginning to understand what he meant.
: There's bound to be a passenger with a fifty-dollar wrenched back. I'd better get out there with some release forms and plenty of sympathy and understanding.