How to survive in a plane crash: statistics, tips and facts
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How to survive in a plane crash: statistics, tips and facts

How to survive in a plane crash: statistics, tips and facts


Despite the fact that air travel is considered one of the safest ways to get from one point of the globe to another, air crashes do happen, and hundreds of people die every year. Nevertheless, the specialists carried out an analysis and were able to establish that, under certain conditions, the chance of survival in a plane crash can be increased almost twofold, for which it is necessary to be guided by a number of rules.


Accommodation on board an aircraft


It would seem that in any plane crash, for all people on board, including both passengers and crew, the chances of survival are almost equal, however, based on statistical information, in reality, occupying certain places in the cabin of the aircraft, the risk of perishing in the incident , is significantly reduced.



According to the studies, the probability of fatalities for passengers in the front of the aircraft is 32%, for passengers in the middle of the aircraft is 40%, and for people in the rear of the aircraft, only 28%. It is logical to say that in this case, it is preferable to occupy the seats located at the rear of the aircraft.

Among other things, when choosing a place on the board, try to do it in such a way that your row is not more than five rows from the emergency exit, because in this case, the chances of survival will significantly increase.

Of course, the statistics presented can not guarantee that in the event of a crash, passengers in the rear of the aircraft will survive, however, in a similar way, at least these chances can be increased.


Listen to advice, and follow the instructions.


How often do you listen to the flight attendants who tell you about the basic rules of the flight and give detailed instructions? Nevertheless, listening to the rules and following the directions, your chances of survival also significantly increase in any of the disasters.



In the event that, as a result of the flight, the airplane falls into the water, panic among the passengers, will lead to people starting to escape, and they will not even take care of putting on a life jacket, and this means will allow you to stay on the surface of the water before the arrival of rescuers, and will surely save your life.

Can you independently determine which of the exits you should go to, in case the aircraft catch fire or crash during landing? Wrong choice can lead to disastrous consequences, and meanwhile, information about this is provided by the crew of the aircraft even before the take-off, and as shown by the same statistics, in 95% of cases, passengers make mistakes, simply ignoring these valuable data.


The rule of eleven minutes


The majority of air crashes occur in the 11-minute interval, in particular, this usually happens during 3 minutes after take-off, or for 8 minutes before landing. Given this fact, experts strongly recommend raising their attention at this time, in particular, to fasten your seat belt, to stop doing personal things, and to monitor the situation.



In case of any danger, you will be ready to react to it without any delay, and, consequently, clearly understand your further actions.


Do not waste time - save your time


Specialists note that most aviation incidents occur during take-off or landing, while in this case the chances of surviving are large enough, however, it is important to leave the aircraft in a timely manner.



In case of fire on board, or collision of an aircraft with another aircraft, it is required to leave the salon as quickly as possible and depart from the aircraft to a safe distance. According to experts, in most cases, people can save their lives only if the aircraft leaves 90 seconds, while panic should be avoided, since any manifestation of it will slow the progress to rescue outputs, and, consequently, will reduce your chances of salvation. Do not waste time saving your material possessions and your belongings, as this can prove fatal.


Kostyuchenko Yuriy specifically for

This is only applicable for emergency jumping. As we were taught in aviation courses in a disaster, there is practically no chance to be saved .. it is possible to leave the plane for one million only on land or water. But if it is a disaster landing on the surface is not possible.


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