#5919
Malgus
Malgus
Survivalist
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Red,

I had a very long and detailed conversation about that very subject with a profession aircraft mechanic – the effects of an EMP on aircraft in flight…

Bottom line, the instrumentation would be blown out, but the engines would continue to spin and the pilot would retain control of the aircraft. However, with all his electronics cooked, it would be… well, difficult, to land a jet liner on zero instrumentation, especially when the world below you is pitch black and airport transponders are cooked…

If it happened during daylight hours, more planes would survive than not. If it happened at night, well… even though there are fewer planes in the air at night, it would still be a cluster f*ck…

By the way, the math? There are roughly 3000 airliners in the air at any given time over the US… with 200 people per aircraft? Well 3000 X 200 is 600,000 people…

Which is another reason why I don’t fly…

The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1