Cabin Crew Reveals What Really Happens When Flying

For many of us, planes seem like the ultimate death machine. How can 90,000 pounds of metal stay in the air for hours on end? Well, these cabin crews have answered every anxious flier's most common questions...

Can airplane tires burst?

If you've ever seen airplane tires and wondered how those tiny little things could possibly remain intact upon landing, fear not! A typical plane tire can withstand a 38-ton load. They are usually inflated to around 200 PSI—about six times the force of your car's tires.


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