I just read an interesting article written by a guy who attended FAA's plane crash survival school in Oklahoma City. I was drawn to the article because I'm from OKC and had no idea there was such a school there. And plus, there was the plane crash yesterday in the Hudson River that's all over the news.
So this guy, Ben Sherwood, included the following tips in his article: 1) Sit within five rows of any exit. Apparently safety experts have determined that five rows is the cut-off for escaping from a plane that is burning. 2) Sit in an aisle seat rather than a window seat, as you'll have easier and quicker access to an exit. 3) Know that 80 percent of accidents happen during the first three minutes and the last eight minutes of a flight. Pay attention to your surroundings at these time especially (for example, don't remove your shoes or fall asleep before a plane takes off).
He also provided the reassuring statistic that your chance of dying in a plane crash is one in 60 million.
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