Many people wonder about the reasons for not flying planes over the Tibetan plateau, the mystery that puzzled most of the inhabitants of the earth, who are accustomed to hearing about the inability of planes to fly over the Bermuda Triangle, and the beliefs that revolve around that, but no one has ever heard of the refusal of planes to fly over the The Tibetan Plateau, and the answer to this question was indicated by a report published on the site interestingengineering“.
The location of the Tibetan plateau
The Tibetan Plateau is known as the “Roof of the World” due to its height above sea level of about 4,500 meters. It also takes a distinguished geographical position between the Taklamakan Desert and the Himalayas. Due to its area of more than 2.5 million km2, it cuts the borders of China and India together and is located in East and Central Asia.
Why do planes avoid flying over the Tibetan plateau?
Airplanes avoid flying over the Tibetan Plateau for several reasons, including:
Superstitions about the Tibetan Plateau
There are many myths that confirm the existence of hidden forces and ghosts that prevent planes from flying over the Tibetan plateau when they reach a certain point, but there is no realistic justification to confirm this information.
Aircraft exposed to turbulence
Another reason is that commercial aircraft cannot fly more than 10,449 meters above sea level, because the troposphere, which is one of the layers of the atmosphere, hugs the Himalayan mountaintops, so when the planes reach this height, they will be turbulent and the movement of the plane becomes very difficult.
high tibetan plateau
Airplanes and their passengers are exposed to air turbulence when crossing the height of the Tibetan Plateau under the influence of oxygen levels in the air as the altitude increases.
The third pole of the earth
The Tibetan Plateau is considered the third pole of the globe, due to its geographical characteristics and its mysterious natural power that does not have a specific explanation as mentioned previously, which causes aircraft to be prevented from flying over it and forcing them to land in the nearest place to avoid falling, yet it opens its doors to visitors and tourists.