7 Tips To Help You Survive a Plane Crash

Hey there… I’m trying to stay upbeat and positive,
but it’s hard right now. I just saw this terrible news story about
a plane crash overseas. I’d love to say it’s one of those things
I could never imagine happening to me, but I’m supposed to go on vacation next week
and that’s all I can think about! While the odds of being in a plane crash are
1 in 11 million, and 90% of crashes that do happen are survivable, I can’t help but
run the scenario over in my head. I’ve also done a ton of research. Here are 7 Ways To Survive a Plane Crash. Will I have to start working out? What’s the ‘Five Row Rule’? Do I actually have to stop drinking on planes? All of that and more… First, why not subscribe to our channel and
hit the notification bell for more insightful videos. Now let’s start with the first point, Be In Shape Your survival in a plane crash is sometimes
determined by how physically fit you are. Now right off the bat, we are NOT saying that
being out of shape is an automatic death sentence in this situation. However, your physical strength and body type
can account for almost 31% of the difference in evacuation times. Did you know that you only have an estimated
90 seconds to leave an aircraft before the fire spreads? Needless to say, you want to be as quick as
possible. You also need to factor in the size of some
emergency exits, which can be as little as 2 inches wide. If you are out of shape, your inability to
move fast enough may also endanger other passengers. If a whole line up of people are waiting for
you to exit the aircraft, it lessens their chances of getting out alive. After a crash in 1991, emergency workers found
the bodies of ten passengers who died while lined up at the emergency exit. It turns out one passenger was unable to get
through the emergency exit in time, blocking others from getting out themselves. It may sound awful, but it’s just one of
the many brutal realities of surviving a plane crash. Wear Proper Clothing VOICE OF VIEWER: But I don’t get it. If my plane’s plummeting towards the earth
on a 90 degree angle, how’s the colour of my shirt going to make a difference? The colour won’t make a difference. However, if your shirt is long-sleeved and
made of natural fibers, it just may. Follow along for a second. If you happen to be in a plane crash scenario,
the initial impact will not be the only obstacle in your way. Whenever fuel is involved, you can count on
a flame or two. Did you know that a large portion of plane
crash fatalities are due to fires? Don’t panic, there’s actually a way to
survive. It all depends on the fabric. Clothing made of nylon and polyester is not
made to be fire resistant. So if you need to escape a ball of flames
and happen to be wearing fishnets, you just might be out of luck. So what do you wear? I can’t believe I’m actually saying this… But when riding a plane, dress for a crash. As terrible as it sounds, it does help. Things such as cotton and wool have no melting
point. They also burn very slowly. When your legs and arms are covered by natural
fabric, it creates a thick layer that can protect you from burning flames. It might also be smart to wear hard-soled
shoes, as sharp metal and debris might also be thrown into the mix. So if you’re as paranoid as I am about crashing,
it’s safe to say that a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops are out of the question. Arriving in Jamaica wearing jeans may be awkward,
but at least you’ll be alive. Don’t Drink Booze VOICE OF VIEWER: Woah, woah, slow down a second. Drinking is the only fun thing to do on planes. It’s how I deal with my fear of flying. You and me both, pal. But if you’re going to have a chance at
surviving a plane crash, you need to face some hard truths. Consuming any type of alcoholic beverage can
delay your ability to react. If you’re drinking at a high altitude, the
speed in which you become intoxicated increases. Did you know that having one glass of wine
at a 33,000 foot cruising altitude is the same as having two on the ground? Alcohol slows down brain activity through
oxygen deficiency. Getting drunk in the sky will not make you
very useful during an emergency. In the event of a crash, you’re delayed
reaction time can slow down the evacuation process. Just imagine being caught in the middle of
chaos and having to rush out of a plane’s tiny emergency exit. In front of you is an intoxicated passenger,
unable to comprehend what is even happening due to the amount of alcohol in their system. The speed of the person can mean life or death. After a crash in Nepal in March of 2018, a
passenger was quickly able to spring from his seat and open the emergency exit, saving
dozens of passengers from a fire that was starting. In an interview, he cited his choice not to
drink alcohol on the flight as the reason he was able to react so quickly. That, and he wore a seat belt… Come to think of it, that’s the perfect
segway into our next tip. Wear Your Seatbelt! Unless flying out of your chair was the type
of air travel you were thinking of, wear your seatbelt. Now you’ve probably had the flight attendant
walk you through this a million times. Not only that, the light that says “Don’t
take off your belt until the sign’s turned off” can be super condescending. As silly as it may seem to remind people of
this, some folks still need the memo. A popular internet conspiracy theory states
that seatbelts are only on airplanes to identify bodies after the plane has crashed. Many professionals have called that theory
absolute foolishness. In the past decade, nearly 100 airline passengers
have been injured during turbulence. The one thing they all had in common… None of them were buckled in. During a Canadian flight in 2015, 21 people
were sent to the hospital after flying out of their seats during brutal turbulence. If a plane can make you do that just by going
through strong winds, imagine what it can do during a crash. In the event of a crash, your best bet would
be to have your seatbelt securely fastened, with your chair in an upright position. An airplane seatbelt is designed to withstand
3000 pounds of force. This will surely increase your chances. What do you have to lose… Other than your life? Go Big Or Go Home The bigger the plane, the safer. Think of the countless celebrities who have
lost their lives, flying in smaller planes. While the odds of dying in a private jet are
also low, bigger aircrafts have better energy absorption, making it easier to withstand
the initial impact. It is also recommended that you choose a national
airline rather than a regional one. Regional carriers tend to have a much higher
incidence rate. In 2017, the Federal Aviation Administration,
or FAA, concluded that 29 US national carriers flew a collective 18 million hours without
one fatal accident. Whatever airline that is, I’m choosing that
for my next getaway. Learn the “Five Row Rule”! It’s not that complicated. The Five Row Rule essentially says that the
average crash survivor typically has five rows to get through in order to reach the
exit. Anyone with more than five rows has a lesser
chance of getting out alive. But what about the safest seat? Which one do I sit in for the best chance
of getting to the exit? While the safest seat is said to be the exit
row, you also have a great chance in an aisle seat. During a crash scenario, your chances of survival
in an aisle seat are 64%. Compare that to a window seat, which is 58%. Now that I’ve said that, I wonder… Would I be able to switch tickets? Brace Yourself VOICE OF VIEWER: Do I look like a child to
you? I’m well aware that I would need to brace
myself in the event of a plane crash. Thanks for all the tips. I’m out of h– Wait a second, we’re not done. Sure it seems like common sense. But if some people aren’t even wearing seat
belts during turbulence, I’d say this needs a quick run through. Actually, buckling in is the first step to
getting in the brace position. Remember how we said your belt can withstand
3000 pounds of force? When preparing for a crash, you want to be
securely positioned in your seat. You then want to bend over, curling up into
a ball, facing your knees. This will reduce the speed of your head when
the top of it hits the seat in front of you. While many of our tips apply after you survive
the initial impact, this one could be a deciding factor on whether or not you actually make
it that far. Have you ever had an airplane scare? Sound off in the comment section, and don’t
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