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Q: Re: Jet Stream from Wiki

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On the wiki page about the jet stream, it says:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Stream"A 1943 Royal Air Force raid on Gironde, France, encountered tailwinds that sped them to their target, but returning the same headwinds, estimated at 380 km/h, caused their aircraft to stall, and the crews were forced to parachute into occupied Vichy France, where they were captured."How would the jet stream cause an aircraft to stall? Do they actually mean, "run out of fuel?" Even if that's what happened (they ran out of fuel) it seems like they could have made it a little farther than france.

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Yes by stall I believe they mean that the aircraft ran out of fuel. They could've flown in on the outer section of the jetstream and when they returned they probably went into the core with higher winds.

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