Unfortunately, things happen, you can’t predict everything. With more and more people traveling on planes the chance of being in a plane crash increases. It is nothing that you want to have to worry about, but there is a possibility.
The most recent plane tragedy, the Southwest Airlines Engine exploding, highlighted how unprepared we are for a plane crash. Many of the passengers on the plane were seen not wearing their oxygen masks correctly. Not following or knowing the basic safety instructions could end tragically. We want to make sure you are prepared – just in case.
How to Survive a Plane Crash
Plane crashes are nothing new. In fact, the first fatal crash happened in 1908, and the pilot of the plane was Orville Wright himself.
But there are crashes and crashes. Some, patently, cannot be survived. Others, however – the vast majority, in fact – can be. A US government study found there was 568 plane crashes in the US between 1993 and 2000, involving a total of 53,487 passengers and crew. Of these, 51,207 – or over 90 percent survived. Even on the 26 crashes deemed the worst, the study found that more than half the passengers and crew survived.
So what are these precautions? Well, as you’d imagine, it’s an imprecise science, heavy with claim and counter-claim, with some precautions rendered useless in certain crashes. But there are areas on which all agree. Here is a checklist that might just save your life.