It has been predicted that airline accident rates will grow in a corresponding ratio to the increasing number of airline passengers.
The NTSB, which operates independently of other government agencies, is primarily responsible for investigating aviation accidents and issuing safety recommendations based on its findings. While the NTSB has no direct regulatory or enforcement power with regard to aviation law, it does have significant power of influence on those who can effect change. In fact, approximately 80 percent of all NTSB safety recommendations are adopted by the FAA or other regulatory agencies.
Aviation law is becoming increasingly important, as the number of passengers and airplane flights grows larger. Human mistakes and mechanical difficulties are two of the most common causes of aviation accidents. Our expert aviation accident attorneys can help families and victims of aircraft accidents and help eliminate preventable disasters from occurring in the future.
Statistics show that around 80% of plane crashes are not fatal but end up that way because passengers do not know how to properly react. Flights start with a presentation, instructing passengers what course of action they should take in emergency situations, but no one thinks that they are going to be the victim of an aviation accident. Knowing certain tips can save lives and prevents unnecessary injuries if a plane crash should ever occur.
1. Listen to the presentation the flight attendants give.
You can save your life by simply paying attention and reviewing the safety guideline flight manual that is often located in the seat pocket.
2. Know the emergency exit locations.
During the flight attendant’s safety presentation the exits will be pointed out and it is shown in the manual. This allows quick exits from the airplane in the event of a plane crash. Hesitation can lead to injuries and fatalities. Knowing how to operate the emergency doors is also very important. If you are seated next to an emergency exit you will be asked if you are comfortable with having the responsibility.
3. Choose your seat early.
The airplane seats that are most desirable in instances of a plane crash, in most circumstances, are the exit, aisle, and wing exit seats.
4. Dress appropriately.
Certain dress measures can be taken to minimize injuries in the case of an emergency. Avoid synthetic materials that can prevent the clothing from melting under high heats and burning your skin.
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