Advice on how to survive a plane crash from FAA experts

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POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:41pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 8:46pm

While there was a tragic loss of life in Saturday's plane crash, aviation investigators are also pointing to how many passengers were able to get out alive. Investigators said the fact that so many people survived says a lot about how modern aircraft are built. Seats are now made to absorb much of a sudden impact so passengers aren't catapulted through the plane, and interior carpeting and fabrics are now fire resistant to give everyone more time to get out.  

"You want to come down to the Aisle staying low with your head down below the tops of the seatbacks. Using the arm rests for support and following the path lighting until you come to the colored lights which signals you are at the exit," said Mac McLean of the FAA Cabin Safety Team.

McLean also advises to leave the carry-on luggage, coats and purses behind because getting out alive usually comes down to seconds.

 

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