6 Critical Tips for Surviving a Plane CrashMeredith Carroll
The bad, horrible, unimaginable news: Two teenage girls died in an Asiana Airlines plane from South Korea to San Francisco on Saturday.
The good news: The crash was survivable, as evidenced by the other 305 people onboard who have not lost their lives.
In fact, most plane accidents don’t end with fatalities.
One in 1.2 million flights end up in an accident, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (via Yahoo News), and the survival rate in U.S. plane crashes from 1983 – 2000 was 95 percent.
In the event of a crash, planes are designed to be safer than ever — including stronger seats, new-and-improved flame retardant plane parts and better firefighting techniques — to minimize the loss of life, and there are also measures you can take to better your chances of staying alive.
Here are six critical tips to surviving a plane crash in the unlikely event it happens to you:[collection type=’slideshow’ style=’classic’]
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