There is no denying the fact that air travel is one of the most efficient ways to cover ground. While aviation accidents are few and far between, these do occur from time to time.
Don't assume that being in a plane crash is a death sentence. Some statistics have suggested that over 95 percent of people involved in these crashes survive. In fact, it's been found that there are a few things you can do to increase your odds of being in that surviving number if you're ever unlucky enough to be in an accident.
Plane crashes, especially those involving airliners, are often all over the news. However, there are still a lot of things people don't know about these accidents. Below are a few interesting things to consider.
There are very few airliner accidents in the United States. When a large plane goes down with hundreds of people on board, it makes all of the headlines, but the reality is that this is rather uncommon.
In a previous blog post, we discussed how turbulence can lead to accidents and injuries in the air. If you recall, we discussed how one of the issues that pilots face while they are in the air is trying to avoid severe turbulence that might lead to passenger injuries. Still, many passengers are afraid of turbulence because it seems so scary. Learning a bit about turbulence might help some flyers to feel a bit better.
In our previous post, we discussed how turbulence on airplanes can lead to injuries. While it isn't possible for pilots to avoid turbulence in all instances, it is critical that they do so when possible. If you were injured in an accident on an airplane, you might opt to seek compensation for the injuries you suffered and any related damages.
Being in an aviation accident is like no other experience you will ever have. We have all been in a fender bender in a car, but that turned out all right. That isn't the case in an airplane or helicopter accident. The results are usually fatal. There are some accidents in an aviation accident that are not fatal, though, and will probably leave you injured. Turbulence is one of those times.
Drones have been a subject in many news stories recently. Amazon is considering using drones for product deliveries. Drones are being used by average Americans as a leisure device. These unmanned flying aircrafts are being used to take pictures and watch certain areas. They have been the subjects of some restrictions, such as restrictions on airspace usage.
Aviation accidents can have serious consequences, including severe injuries and even fatalities. Just last week, we discussed the case of the sightseeing plane crash that claimed the lives of 9 people. That accident was a horrible reminder that safety is very important when you are in an airplane or helicopter.
Some of the most beautiful areas in this country are best seen from the air. That's likely how some of the passengers on a sightseeing flight felt late last month as they were soaring over the Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan, Alaska. The eight passengers were in the midst of a 7-day Holland America Line cruise between Seattle and Ketchikan. They were taking a shore excursion offered by the cruise line before heading home.