Can Turbulence Make An Airplane Crash? | Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains…

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What causes airplane turbulence? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice break down the aerodynamics that lead to airplane turbulence. Could turbulence make your plane go down?

We break down why a plane will not crash due to turbulence and also why you might want to keep your seatbelt on. What would it be like to fly into a hurricane? Is it as hazardous as you would think? Learn about airplane testing and how the wings of an airplane bend. Plus, check out Chuck’s laminar flow…

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00:00 – Airplane Turbulence & Jello
03:30 – Wear Your Seatbelt
05:46 – Flying into Hurricanes
07:48 – Airplane Testing & Simulating
11:00 – Helicopters & Laminar Flow

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