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-- officials and even the president are congratulating first responders in San Francisco for a job well done.
All but two onboard survived this horrific crash.
-- joining us an insight on what was done on the ground is Kenneth Hoenig.
-- is a certified emergency manager -- former Port Authority police commanding officer JFK and LaGuardia airports in New York it's similar approaches.
As San Cisco does he's also the father of one of our -- FOX & Friends producers Matt -- -- great to have you here -- thank you when you first get the call a plane has crashed landed at an airport what.
Do you do the emergency responders at the airports are trained and are required to be able to get to the midpoint of the furthest runway.
In less than three minutes of the first truck up on the scene.
Will begin dispensing firefighting product.
-- -- looking to protect emergency exits on the aircraft so foam spraying foam and that sort of thing on yes -- -- use home sometimes able to use.
On dry chemical powder depending on the type -- fighter.
And how -- it is.
So we know that the crew seem to be.
Well we we don't know but we've seen it seems that the crew was okay and you say that the initial reaction would be from the crew to try to Marshal everyone off the aircraft get to those exits that the primary job of flight attendants and -- does not necessarily.
-- food it's to get the people at the Oakley in case of emergency.
-- they trained to be able to evacuate all the passengers on a fully loaded aircraft.
In less than ninety seconds if only if the doors were available and that's -- it appears funeral so this achievement for a slice -- the doors when you.
And -- when you were saying -- notre performing that.
Airplanes are different now that improvements have been made to the the physical structure of the plane to make them safer absolutely every airplane crashes a learning lab.
We the investigations from the NTSB -- from the airlines and from the -- manufacturers will look at what happened on an airplane crash.
How people were injured or how people were killed.
And look to improve things -- certain things such as.
Federal locks on the seats.
-- fire more fire resistant.
Material on the seat cushions.
On the initial report suggests that there were two girls who were killed in this to people we know we're critical of what -- dive.
In this crash and we understand -- native born -- tonight 697.
We believe it at the moment they were Chinese -- tell you since the -- The end that tell he's broke -- -- that they were sitting in the back of the plan now.
Can tell you where they weren't and in fact though they were already outside of the Atlanta they found the bodies according to -- -- -- I've seen.
Stories about what would be the safest part of an airplane very often -- it doesn't mean that we use.
-- -- -- the triage this is fascinating to me to they begin to triage almost immediately and they have to be efficient at it take us through that process they start to label people almost immediately to get them out of this burning aircraft what do they do.
They come up on the people and they do a quick.
Very quick 102 serve is sufficient breathing that they appear to have any bleeding when he broken bones and they will take them the tapes are.
Public takes with a string around the world a rubber band that they can put on -- -- restaurant there ankle and they have -- -- on the bottom.
And the people categorize huge green yellow red or black.
Green is someone with a minor injury.
Usually what we -- -- walking that somebody would be walked and doesn't need immediate -- Somebody with yellow with someone more serious injury and they gonna need medical care someone -- in critical condition and needs immediate life saving.
And some with the black take as someone who's who's deceased.
Not likely to survive and they would be the -- and it usually left in place Sony you said it doesn't matter where you sit on a plane.
But what advice would you give to air travelers.
When they sit down their situational awareness should that count the number of -- from -- -- -- from an exit.
Pay attention to what the flight attendants and no matter how many -- -- -- every airplane it's different take a look around and as they say the nearest station might be behind you.
But look for secondary because that -- -- may be blocked.
Count the number of -- between where.
You are sitting and that exit either forward or behind you so that if to encrypt it's dark if you can't see what's going on because of smoke.
You can count seat backs and when you're flying in an airplane.
We -- cotton clothing now polyester because if it does get hot if you're exposed to fire the cotton won't help polyester might.
Certainly Wear long pants -- sleeve shirt.
And just be aware of your surroundings and under no circumstances.
Take the time to get your pocketbook -- -- topic right -- Can -- like I'm curious what happens the other aircraft right.
Flights are coming in right after one after the other one after the other what immediately happens to stop them we know that they always flights had to be quickly diverted out of it and -- -- -- the controls -- would immediately start giving direction to -- on final approach.
Go -- flips through this phraseology and they will be diverted to other airports and the airports have emergency plans to control I was have emergency plans.
In place saying if these one way to close this is where we're sending people in addition the FAA's regional center who modify.
With the area that they're going to be getting incoming flights.
-- -- thanks so much for your expertise it's it's nice to talk to -- this morning and get a little bit of -- feeling.
Of control but you know when -- -- passenger you can have so much anxiety.
And knowing what to do helps -- of it thanks so much thank you.
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