If you are about to go on a plane or just curious to know how to face stressful situations, this article could change your life forever. Air travel is the safest way to travel along the distances. As there are fewer accidents per miles traveled compared to other modes of transportation. The odds of a plane crash are one in 11 million. According to an instructor at Harvard University, travelling in car is ten times more dangerous than a plane. We are about to list some of the necessary techniques you should adopt while in case of a plane crash. Editorial staff from scienceve had prepared a list of 10 ways you can survive a plane crash. It also included a lot of things you should never do on a plane. So if you want to be one of the luckiest to survive a plane crash, stay there till the end.
10 The Risk
The last thing you want to do is been too anxious. Whether you planned to travel soon or just can’t stop thinking about how your life is going to end. The best way to be survived is to be focused. And you don’t want negative thoughts to keep you from thinking properly. Anxiety won’t help anyone in a plane crash. So the first thing to do is to take a deep breath and think about all the reasons you don’t have to worry. If you are still anxious we recommend talking to your physician about how you are feeling in the hope that they will find you a better way to feel safe on board.
9 The Safest Seats
One of the first things that you must do if you want to survive a plane crash is to book one of the safest seats. The best place to be is at the rear of the plane. The producers of the show “The Crash” let a plane full of dummies crash into the desert. Those sitting in front of the plane usually reserved for the first class were ripped off. None of them was survived but 78% of the other passengers have had a chance to escape in a plane crash. According to mechanics you have 69% of chances to survive if you are seated at the rear of the plane. 56% if you are seated over the wings. And 49% if you are seated at the front. Moreover you want to sit close to an exit. According to a University of Greenwich study, those who sat more than six rows from an exit were less likely to survive. You should also avoid sitting close to the window. People would be blocking you on your way to escape. However if there is one reason why you shouldn’t book these seats is because that were the anxious people are. With one chance in 11 million to crash, sometimes it’s better to think only about the view or the comfort when you book your seat.
8 The Preparation
There are also many things to think about before you fly to have more chances to survive. First you would have to dress comfortably. High heels are not even comfortable during a safe eight hours flight. So imagine whatever you like if you have to survive a plane crash, they are not even allowed on the slide. And if you take them off you could cut your feet from the broken glass. Laces up shoes are the best thing to wear. You also want to make sure to stay warm. It’s better to bring more clothes than you need and keep your jacket on your lap when you are on the plane. The more clothes you wear, the less likely you are to suffer from serious injuries or burns. Wool is also preferable because it is less flammable and does not lose its insulating properties in water. When you are on the plane make sure that you read the safety card carefully and listen to the pre-flight safety speech. Then you can look around your surrounding and know where the closest exit is.
7 The Seat Belt
The flight attendant already told you that the seat belt should be worn all the time while the seat belt sign is on. But some internet users really had time to waste and may be they believe that belts are only there to aid the identification of passengers after a plane crash. The person who said that is not your friend because it is absolutely false. Most accidents involve turbulence when the plane drops fast and the passengers get head on the head. Most of them are even injured or passed away did not wear a seat belt. Actually you should wear your safety belt even when the seat belt sign is off. You never know what is going to happen and there could be air turbulence at any time. It should also be as tight as possible to reduce the gravitational potential forces. Some people might think that their seat belt will slow them down if they try to escape. But you would not be able to know what is happening if you passed out because of your fractured head.
6 The Position
If you read your safety card carefully you know that you need to brace in a plane crash. Unfortunately some internet conspiracists try to make people believe that the recommended positions could break your neck. They claim that airlines want you to pass away as quick and painless as possible to reduce the insurance cost. Do not listen to them. Listen to the person who really knows what they are talking about; the flight attendant. You need to get your body as low as possible. Rest you head against the seat in front and place your hands on the back of your head. Hold your legs, keep your knees together. Place your feet flat on the floor. And place the hand luggage under the seat in front of you to act as a cushion. This will keep your legs from breaking as they fly towards the seat structure in front of you. You can also use a pillow to protect your head and remove any object around you that could hit you during the crash.
5 The Smoke Inhalation
If you survived the crash, the next thing you worry about is smoke inhalation. Fire and smoke are responsible for most of the passengers who don’t survive a plane crash. It only takes a few breaths of smoke to lose consciousness. And this is the first thing you should avoid. Find a piece of material to cover your nose and mouth. Like the seat back head rest. It is better if it is wet. You also need to stay as low as possible to duck under the level of smoke. You might have heard people telling you to keep low on the floor to avoid the smoke. But it is not a good idea on the plane. You will only get hurt by people trying to escape the plane and things falling on you. So stay on your two feet but put your head down. There is no smoke without fire so pay attention to your surroundings to know which exit is the safest. You will have less than two minutes to safely escape the plane. So you want to make sure that you stay calm and make all the right decisions.
4 The Water
One of the most terrifying things that could happen if your plane crashing in the middle of the sea. This is why we are making sure that you are ready to face this challenge. As soon as you know that you are going to be landing on the water, put your life vest on. But don’t inflate it now. If you inflate it on the plane and that if fills with water, you will be trapped as it will be very hard to swim back down instead you would hold your breath and swim out. Only inflate the jacket when you are outside the plane. Once you are out of the plane, the last thing you should do is try to swim. You need to stay put to keep your energy and keep the warm envelope created by your body heat around you. If you had nothing to hold on to you, float on your back with arms and back extended. The only reason why you should swim is to reach the debris that will help you float. Join other people to share body heat or swim away from a threatening environment. It could take hours for the people to rescue you. So ensure that you are prepared for one of the biggest challenges of your life.
3 The Speed
You have to escape the plane in less than two minutes to have enough time to survive. That’s the time it takes the plane to burn and this is the main reason why people don’t survive. So it is not the right moment to panic and stop moving. Stay focused and thinks about all the things you could do to get out of there as soon as possible. Listen to the crew and follow their instruction. Flight attendants have been trained to evacuate 600 passengers in 90 seconds and they know how to do it. They are the ones at the moment who have the power to save your life. So you always trust them, not only for your own good but for everyone. However if they are not there to help you, you will have to act quickly. Leave everything behind. You don’t have the time to bring your purse or the cellphone. Any way you need to be able to use your both hands to go through the obstacles that are going to be in your way. The only thing you need to think other than about yourself is your kid. Many people are surprised that they survived a crash and think that the rest of the benchers will be a piece of cake. But those who survived are the ones who know that you always have to fight to stay alive.
2 The Rescue
Now that you are out of the plane, don’t think that everything will be easy. The first thing that you want to do is “run away from the plane” at least 500 feet. Fire and explosion can happen any time. However you shouldn’t stay too far because, you want to make sure that people will be able to find you. Rescue usually takes hours but it doesn’t take months. Don’t start building a new home. All you have to think about right now is surviving for a long enough time for people to find you. Pay attention to what is happening around you and try to join other people. Don’t forget to stay calm. This is the best way to focus on what it takes to survive a plane crash. If you are safe, you can try to help others who are in danger as long as it doesn’t require you to take too many risks. If you see two people in life threatening situation, try to save one who has more chances to survive. It’s better to lose one person than to lose both.
1 The Plan
Now that you are a little bit anxious after learning all the things that could happen to you, it is time to use this negative energy to make a plan. Once you know that the plane will crash, your mind will freeze and you wouldn’t be able to think about anything. This is why your plan needs to become your new instinct. Now that you know all the things that you need to do if the plane crashes , think about it once again in your mind and ensure that you will remember step by step that how to survive. Every plane is different. So you also want to look around to know your surroundings and read the safety card once again. You could also think about all the different things that could happen and find a way to solve the problems. This will help you to fearless anxious now that you know how to react no matter what happened. You could also talk to the passengers next to you about all the basic survival tips that you learnt. So you will both have more chances to survive.