16 Frightening Things You Actually Didn't Know About Flying In The Air Plane繁體中文Translate

3 year ago · Madiha Waqas · 0 Comment
Categories: Lifehacks · Technology · Weird     Tags: Airplane · Turbulence · Fear
You must have traveled a lot of times in the air plane, and luckily you survived. Without any doubt, it's the matter of your life in the hands of your fortune, but there are majority of safety measures lacking behind regarding on-board protection.When the plane hit turbulence, it's not that simple for the pilot and the crew to keep everyone in tranquility, and to be calm themselves. But there may be some aberration that is out of your control, where only safety measures or God can help you.Here's the list of 16 terrifying facts about your flight. Be careful next time.

Event Of Crash

Event of Crash
In the event of a crash, depending on the speed of impact, it is likely your body (which is 70 percent water) will explode.

Risky Seat Belts

risky seat belts
Airplane seat belts really should have shoulder straps. During a crash at a slower speed, shoulder straps can save lives, leaving the victims only with light bruising on the chest.

Without a shoulder harness, the jolt of the impact may cause your 10-pound head to snap your neck. It's possible that it may even fall off. There have been reports of waist belts severing plane crash victims in half.

Rear-facing Seats

rear-facing seats
Seats should really be faced the other way around. Flight surgeons say the back can absorb much more shock than the chest. Rear-facing seats installed in Navy transport planes have saved lives by tenfold.

Life Jackets

life jackets
The life jackets are mainly there to help rescue crews find the bodies in the event of a crash.

Foot Prints Identity

foot prints identity
In the Air Force, they take foot prints because in severe crashes, the feet inside boots are the only thing left to identify soldiers with.

Oxygen Masks

oxygen masks
Oxygen masks do little for us during the rapid descent of a plane. They are meant for when the altitude of the plane exceeds 14,000 feet and the cabin pressure is lost. They may drop during extreme turbulence, but that is because the panels have accidentally come loose.

Low Cost Risk

low cost risk
Each of the parts of the plane is manufactured by the lowest bidder to reduce cost.

High Wind Speed

high wind speed
During the descent, the high wind speed can cause the clothes of plane crash victims to come right off.


If your plane hits the water and you survive, there's a chance you may succumb to hypothermia, which, in cool waters, can set in in seconds. If you submerge your head completely under water, it could affect your brain functionality.

Increase In Turbulence

increase in turbulence
Due to increasing carbon dioxide levels in the ozone, scientists say turbulence on flights is also increasing. By mid-century, it may be up 40% worse than it is now.

Decompression In The Cabin

decompression in the cabin
During a high speed descent, more than likely there will be rapid decompression in the cabin, causing most of the passengers to pass out before the crash.


Sometimes, airlines cut costs by skimping on fuel, forcing planes to take off with less than the recommended amount.

Sleeping Pilots

sleeping pilots
Between 43 to 54% of pilots admitted to having fallen asleep at the controls. A third of them have had the experience of waking up only to find their partner had also fallen asleep.


In the event of a fire, you have approximately 90 seconds to exit the plane before the whole thing is toast. Also, if you sit more than 5 rows away from an exit, statistically you will more than likely not survive.

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