If Your Jet Is Going To Crash, Here Is The Finest Place To Sit

Written By Alla Levin
May 11, 2022
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If Your Jet Is Going To Crash, Here Is The Finest Place To Sit

It is very unusual for a plane to go down. A mishap is still conceivable, though, as the recent engine failure on Southwest Airlines flight 1380 has shown

Shrapnel sprayed from the plane’s damaged engine prompted the pilot to perform an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Tuesday. This was the first fatality on a US passenger airline in more than nine years after the tragedy.

The finest place to sit in the jet

Middle seats at the rear of an aircraft are the safest in the event of a plane crash, according to a study.

There hasn’t been a lot of plane accident testing. A Boeing 727 with crash test dummies and cameras was flown into the Mexican desert in 2012 by researchers. The efforts were documented by the Discovery Channel in a documentary.

To simulate an emergency landing, the researchers steered the aircraft toward the earth. The front of the aircraft, as it turned out, was not the best place to be.

Some of the seats at the front of the plane soared hundreds of feet as the cockpit was ripped apart. Passengers in first class and other high-end seats might have been killed or badly wounded as a result of the plane’s crash, whiplash, and other damage in the front of the aircraft.The finest place to sit in the jet

Rear passengers were still subjected to a lot of jostling and, in some instances, serious head injuries, particularly if they weren’t buckled up. However, in the long run, they did far better than they had anticipated.

When choosing a safe place, you should not forget about comfort.  Thus, on the easyjet a320, the Even More Space seat is your best bet due to its forward location and three additional inches of legroom. Seatmaps offers window or aisle seats in rows 2, 3, 4, 5 or 11 for even more space.

Additionally, the economy class window and aisle seats in rows 6, 7, and 8 are worth inspecting. You’ll be closer to the large toilet and more likely to obtain your first pick of complimentary goodies if you’re closer to the entrance.

Additionally, as tempting as it may be to pick a row 1 seat, there is no floor storage and the seats are somewhat smaller owing to the fixed armrests. Additionally, they are placed directly behind the front galley, which means that you are more likely to be awoken by kitchen and restroom activity during nighttime flights.

Seats in row 10 aren’t worth choosing either – they’re labeled “More Space” and while they provide more legroom, due to their proximity to the second row at the exit, they don’t recline.

According to a 2015 Time magazine investigation of the FAA’s CSRTG Aircraft Accident Database, the conclusions are consistent. Seats in the rear third of an aircraft had a death rate of 32 percent based on data from 17 airline disasters with seat charts that could be evaluated. A 28 percent death rate was found in the middle seats in the rear.

Passengers in the center third of the aircraft died at a rate of 39%, while aisle seats in the middle of flights were responsible for 44% of deaths. In the first third of the aircraft, 38 percent of seats were taken. When it comes to the center section of an aircraft, Time’s investigation revealed that aisle seats were not as safe as those in the window or middle sections. Seats towards the center of the plane looked to be the safest.

Obviously, each accident is unique. It’s more likely to be safe at the front of an aircraft if it hits the ground first than in the rear. However, based on the evidence so far, it seems that passengers in the rear have a greater chance of surviving a disaster, particularly if they can reach an emergency escape.

Remember that flying is significantly safer than any other means of travel. But you may always reserve one of the back airline seats if you feel uncomfortable.

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