7 Tips that will BOOST Your chance of Surviving A PLANE CRASH

Plane crashes are usually a rare occurrence, but when it happens, the results can be fatal. Clearly, nobody prays for a plane crash. But the truth is you cannot rule it out as bad as this may sound. These tips will help increase your chances of surviving a plane crash and they are as follows;

  • Keep your shoes on during take-off and landing
  • Consider the type of aircraft

  • Know how far you are from the nearest exit

  • Do not take anything with you

  • Do not take alcohol or medication that helps you relax

  • Low to the ground
  • Protection

 

Keep your shoes on during take-off and landing

Take-off and landing are the most important phases of a flight. There is nothing wrong in removing your shoes during flight, but putting your shoes back on before landing will prevent you from having to escape barefooted.

Consider the type of aircraft

Every type of aircraft is different. Even if you fly all the time, you are more than likely to fly on different types of aeroplanes and sitting in different seats each time you take to the sky. So, every time you get on a plane, take a minute or two to review the safety information card in the seatback pocket in front of your seat.  By doing this, you will be familiar with the evacuation procedures.

Know how far you are from the nearest exit

Rear Seat in a plane

Take a moment to locate the exit nearest to you keeping in mind that the closest exit may be located behind you.

Do not take anything with you

This is one of the biggest factors when it comes to safely evacuating during a plane emergency. Simply leave your luggage and exit the plane.

Do not take alcohol or medication that helps you relax

The fear of flying can cause a passenger to drink alcoholic beverages or take a prescription medication to ease the stress of air travel. This may not keep you in the right frame of mind in case anything happens because you may be tipsy or drowsy.

Low to the ground

In a smoke-filled plane, some sources suggest you keep low to the floor as there's likely to be less smoke at floor level. Wrong. The chances are you'll simply be trampled, crushed or suffocated under luggage, falling bodies and the rush of other passengers. Keep your head down, mouth and nose covered, but stay on two feet. Climb over seat backs if gangways are blocked.

Protection

Ignore the conspiracy theorists and brace

That last point is pertinent: after the M1 Kegworth crash of 1989 (when 79 of the 126 people on board survived), many victims and survivors were found to have legs broken below the knee, the result of their legs flying into, or being forced against the seat structure in front of them.

Therefore hold your legs and/or place feet flat on the floor, preferably farther back than your knees, and place hand luggage under the seat in front of you to act as a cushion or check.

If you can, add additional protection for your head – a pillow, say. Be sure that you have removed any dentures, pencils or other sharp objects from around your person. Also be sure to hold the brace position until the plane has come to a standstill – often there will be additional impacts after the initial one.

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Adeniyi OGUNFOWOKE PR Associate @ Jumia Travel
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