How to Survive a Plane Crush

According to statistical data, flying is the safest way to travel. 

Almost 3 billion passengers travel every year by a plane. 

The odd of dying on a commercial airline is 1 in 9 million.

Despite all that information, accidents still happen. 

In that situation it`s best to be prepared to increase your chance to survive. 

In 95% of the crashes there are survivors and in many cases it depends on what you do or you don` t do when the accidents happened.

Here are some survival tips:

Wear long pants, a long-sleeve shirt and sturdy comfortable shoes

Wear something that is suited for movement

Heels are not allowed on the evacuation slides and you can cut your feet and toes on glass or get flammable liquids on or in your sandals if you wear them

Wear cotton or wool clothing because it`s less flammable

Carry a jacket if you`re flying over cold areas

Book the right seats

The importance of the seat is crucial. It is best to get seats as close as possible to the exit so you can quickly get out

Aisle seats are preferable

Passengers in the tail of the aircraft have 40% higher survival rates than ones who seat in the first rows.

Read and learn safety information and listen to pre-flight safety lecture

Always listen to the lecture even of you know everything the flight attendant is going to say

Make sure you know where the door is

Make sure you know how to open the exit door

Don`t panic and make a plan

Planes do not crush immediately, so you almost always have several minutes to prepare before impact

Review where exits are and count the number of seats between your row and the exit row, o you will know when you`ve reached the exit even if you can`t see it.

Determine the surface that the plane will land on so you can customize your preparations.

Keep your secure seat belt fastened at all times

It can help you even if you`re sleeping at the moment when the plane crashes

In order to reduce g- force, keep the seat belt tight

Make sure that the seat belt is tighten to your pelvis, not to your stomach

Prepare for impact

If you know that the plane is going to crash, assume the brace position

Remain calm

If you keep cool head, the chances to survive are greater.

There is a chance to survive even in the worst wreck

First put the oxygen mask before helping others

You have only about 15 seconds to start breathing through your oxygen mask before you lose consciousness

The 15 seconds time is significantly reduced if you`re a smoker or have a health condition

Protect yourself from smoke

Fire and smoke are responsible for a large percentage of plane crash fatalities

The smoke in an airplane fire can be thick and extremely toxic

Cover your nose and mouth and try not to breathe the smoke

Use your cloth to cover your nose and mouth

Get out of the airplane as quicklely as possib

Exit the plane as quickly as you can

Follow flight attendants` post-crash instructions

Stay calm and cooperate with others to increase everyone`s chances for survival

Don`t try to rescue your baggage because it can get you killed

Choose a safe exit, avoid an exit with smoke or fire

Get at least 500 feet or 153 meters upwind from the wreckage

Don’t stay close to the wreckage because fire or explosion can happen at any time

If the crash is in open-water, swim as far away from the wreckage as possible

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