Originally Posted by AustinChief
Well technically it is the exact same thing. And in reality .. you'd have to be RIGHT next to the open hole or it would have to be below you for you to get "blown" out of a plane. The idea is mostly Hollywood nonsense. It's like the idea that if you were in space (or on mars) your body would explode or some craziness. No, you'd simply pass out from lack of air. Which would not take the standard few minutes by more like 10-20 seconds since the lack of pressure will cause the oxygen to start getting pulled out of the blood actively.
Dude, ya don't know shit. I once flew on a commercial airliner.