Accidents are unpredictable occurrences that may occur to anyone. It is one that occurs at the anytime and anywhere. It may happen at the comforts of one’s home, at roadside among vehicles, on the sea among ships and boats, or on the air among the planes.
Among these accidents, a plane crash may be considered as the most terrifying and dreaded ones. Despite the fact that there are bigger casualties during plane crashes, there are several safety measures that can be considered, which could increase the chances of survival for an individual in case a crash occurs.
A plane crash is as unpredictable as life is. We may never know when an accident can occur, nor can we predict when our last flight will be. Therefore, it is important to know and consider precautionary measures when traveling by plane. This is especially true for these past few years when plane crashes have been rampant. Based on these plane crashes, studies and reports were conducted. One of the results of these studies showed that there are some seat choices that can save the lives of those on board the plane in an event of an accident. The conclusions from these studies were as follows:
The passengers seated in the first five rows next to the exit doors have greater chances of survival because they have better access to the exit doors. Thus, they can evacuate the soonest possible time. Furthermore, the first 90 seconds of the crash is also the most crucial decision time. The crew must be able to decide whether or not it is safe to exit the plane.
In most plane crashes, the nose of the plane hits the ground first, and during these occurrences, 90% of the tails of these planes remain intact. Thus, the passengers seated in the last four rows of the plane have greater chances for survival.
At the end of the day, we do not really know what may or may not happen in the next few minutes or so. Statistics may not always apply to all situations, but it is better to be on the less risky side. On the other hand, it also does not mean that the rest of the seats are totally unsafe, and passengers seated in these seats will surely die. Because of the unpredictability of an occurrence of a crash, it is better to take chances at the conclusion based on statistics, rather than be sorry.