I don’t know how I “landed” there (a little aviation humor), but I was at askmen.com this morning.
*pause for effect*
Not that I wanted to ask men anything, mind. I was interested in the article. (Isn’t that what most men say?)
Anyway, I saw this. I won’t link to them, but I’ll acknowledge that I am reproducing their article in part, and credit Ross Bonander for writing the boldface items. Here are the main points:
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plane Crashes
- Surviving a plane crash is good for you. Apparently, people who survive a crash are emotionally and psychologically healthier for the experience. Something about having had some control over a dire situation.
- The first 90 seconds after a crash is known as “golden time.” In other words: don’t panic. Don’t try to save your iPhone from your carry-on. Don’t worry about modesty – rip off any clothing that’s on fire.
- Planes routinely crash because they’ve run out of fuel. That is pretty much unbe-freaking-lievable.
- Survival rates improve when the pilot ditches. Comforting thought.
- There is a .00001% chance your plane will crash. That means that next time you fly, you have a 99.9999815% chance of surviving it.
If only that were enough……
Fink, all ate up with the phobia