Aeronautical Engineering/Plane Jump Scenario

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Question
What would happen if a Plane was Free Falling to an Ocean, and as soon as the plane was about to hit the water you jumped up out of a Window?

Answer
Both the plane and YOU are falling at the same speed thus you'd hit the water at the same speed as the plane (or ever so slightly lower if you jumped up)

That idea is similar to what is sometimes used in Bugs Bunny cartoons and can be referred to as Cartoon Physics... it only works on TV...  :)

Thank you for your question,
mj

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