A 747 Starliner that disintegrated at 30,000 feet do to a breach in its structural integrity and subsequent loss of air-pressure over Tehran, Iran, last week has been labeled an unpreventable freak accident. A micro size meteor has been discovered lodged deep within the fuselage of the aircraft containing aluminum alloy filings apparently fused to its surface upon impact with the Starliner.
Professor Habib Hi Hemib, head of the Aerial Crash And Investigative Research Center (ACAIRC) in Tehran said, " The meteor though micro in size was traveling aprox. 20,000 kilometers per second as it entered the earth's atmosphere and possibly generated temperatures in excess of 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit before it collided with the aircraft."
Asked if this type of mid-air collision with a meteor has possibly ever happened before, or will ever happen again, a spokesman for Cresent Starliner Airlines,
Saad Adalib Hepib said,
"It's foolish to think that this type of disaster has ever happened before, and preposterous to think that it will ever happen again because as we all know, 99% of all meteors burn up in the earth's atmosphere long before they reach an altitude of 30,000 feet and into the flight path of today's passenger airliners."