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12 Incredible Plane Facts

All International pilots must be able to speak English.

Aeroplanes can withstand lightening!

Only 5% of the world’s population has ever been on a plane.

There are a whopping 3 million people in the air on planes at any one time.

The first ever plane was invented and flown by the Wright brothers in 1903.

The average Boeing 747 has about 150-175 miles of wiring inside it.

The Airbus A380 is the world’s largest passenger plane – it has around 4 million parts, is double decker and holds up to 853 passengers.

The typical cruising speed of a commercial jet is 550-580 mph.

Airbus hope to be flying passengers in transparent planes by the year 2050.

According to research 80% of plane crashes happen in either the first 3 minutes after take off, or the last 8 minutes before landing.

Turbulence is the number one cause of in-flight injury. Stay logged in for new plane facts.

March 29, 2022

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