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Well the survival rate in United States.
Plane crashes from 932000.
Believe it or not was.
But if the plan for the plane does crash it's important to remember to not panic.
To survive a plane crash where you sit can make again.
Streets every TV crashed that plane into the ground that you -- answer one pressing question what is the best way to survive -- crash -- The author of the unthinkable who survives -- disaster strikes and why she's my guest this morning good morning to Amanda.
Good morning so whenever we see these types of instances we.
We marvel at the fact that so many people do survive but it's not that uncommon you say number one.
Know your odds in other words if you're thinking about being doomed psychology complained -- this.
That's right your odds are actually better than you think.
And -- like you said most passengers involved in serious plane crash is actually survives physically speaking but your behavior matters more than you.
Than you might think you have to move very very quickly.
Which is easier said than done right because they tell you have a plan whether it's a fire in your house -- In this situation a plane crash that -- haven't been in that situation before it's hard to put yourself in that situation.
You say one -- the first thing to do is to count the rows that I did this simulation -- Oklahoma City a decade ago.
And learned a lot about that so when you get in the plane you should sit down and count the rose to the exit.
-- -- -- That's -- to the same simulation so if you count the rows and you have some tactile memory for how far away the exit is and that matters because in an actual plane -- -- become virtually blind.
Within about thirty seconds because as your call from the simulation the smoke fills up -- -- very quickly and you can't see your hand in front in your face.
So actually all plane crash investigators when they themselves fly they count the rose.
And it's just a little -- you know it takes three seconds before take off and it just gives you a little more situational awareness and that's why that -- -- that's when a point that out because if there is smoke in the cabin that's all you have potentially to go -- Also visualize you or escape plan we were just kind of touching on this what should people do.
So instead of just looking at the safety raising hard you -- actually thinks through this is know your cell phones off -- waiting to take off your board anyway.
Actually think through you know if you're near the over wing exit what would actually feel like to lift the thirty or forty pound door out of -- hats and what to do with it afterward and what would you do next and then these are the kinds of things that it's worth thinking.
Knew in advance because you won't be able to function -- think like you normally would in the event in the event something happens of course people always say entry agreed this leave your carry on luggage aside to -- about.
Your life and the people around you first but also take action don't freeze right.
That's right and in fact about half the passengers to go for their carry on old habits die hard this happened on Saturday but the bottom line is yet you want to take out.
Think later all the plane crash survivors I've interviewed they were making checklist in their head about what they're gonna do to get out and survive and that's that's how they got -- What about the seat because much has been made we should sit in the back he should sit in the front what do you say.
You know I say the closest city exits the batter whatever -- it is unfortunately can't predict which part of the plane is gonna be safest until it's too late but then the faster you can get out the better right Amanda -- author of the unthinkable who -- and disaster strikes and why.
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