posted on Jul, 18 2013 @ 08:26 AM
Originally posted by Sharingan
But if its only condensation, it shouldnt burn like that... right?
He said the cloud was at 11,000 feet, and there would be no contrails at 11,000 feet. So, obviously he didn't fall through a contrail.
trails are made about 30,000 feet up, and the air is -40° F, and too thin to breathe (he would need an oxygen tank to breathe that air).
If he was trying to breathe the super cold air at the altitude at which contrails form, then of course it would burn (if he could breathe at all), but
then again, people do not normally skydive from 30,000+ feet.
But then again, he said it was 11,000 feet, so it wasn't a contrail.
Originally posted by Tiger5
Isn't it the jet exhaust? I f so it cannot just be condensation but must have the usual products of the jet combustion engine i.e smoke and a host of
nitrates and sulphur compounds like sulphur dioxide.
If it was a contrail (and as mentioned before, it probably was NOT a contrail at 11,000 feet), there would be some chemicals, but it would be mostly
water. Almost all of what you see in a contrail is water-ice crystals. Plus, he would be falling through it so fast that he probably would not have
a chance to suck too much of it in. If it had spread into a wide cloud that he could fall through long enough to breathe a lot of it, then the
chemicals would have dispersed.
I think it's possible
that this guy fell through something, but it wasn't a contrail. Maybe he fell through a cloud that came from some sort
of industrial plant. Or maybe not.
edit on 7/18/2013 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)