What is the safest seat when the plane crashes and the chances of survival?

After the tragic accident of a plane belonging to China Eastern Airlines, many people wonder, what is the safest place on the flight?


Airplanes are rated as one of the safest means of transportation, but if something goes wrong, the accident is often catastrophic.

Especially after the serious accident of flight number MU5735 of China Eastern Airlines happened on the afternoon of March 21, many people wondered, so where is the safe seat with the survival rate? highest when the plane crashed?

To answer this question, many experts have made their own analysis for different reasons.

According to Alison Duquette, a spokeswoman from the US Federal Aviation Administration: "Airplane crashes are often of many types, which can be caused by collisions, landing problems or collisions on the runway. Therefore, no Which seat is the safest?

However, based on analysis of data from the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) with commercial airliner crashes since 1971, there is a correlation between the rate of injuries and injuries. die and survive with the seat position. Passengers sitting near the rear of the plane are nearly 40% more likely to survive than those sitting in the front.

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According to research results, the last 3 rows of seats on the plane are the seats with the highest survival rate (Image: Pinterest).

The seats in the back of the plane are often unpopular with travelers for several reasons. One of them is having to wait a long time to get off the plane. But the Aviation Safety Network, which analyzed 65 plane crashes, found it was the safest place out of more than 50% of crashes, based on survival rates.

Specifically, those seats in the middle of the plane had the highest mortality rates with 39% and 38% with front seats. Rear seats have a lower mortality rate, at about 32%.

A second analysis in 2015 showed similar results. The team narrowed their study to 17 crashes in 1985 that included both deaths and survivors, and a list of seat ratings was available.

In particular, the lowest casualty rate fell in the last 3 rows of the plane. The least safe position is the seat near the aisle in the area between the two wings with a casualty rate of up to 44%. Therefore, many people also call this "the scariest middle chair".

So what is the chance of survival if the plane crashes?

Experts from the University of Greenwich (UK) studied 2,000 lucky survivors from 105 plane crashes around the world. The results showed that one-third of the victims died mainly from smoke inhalation and fire.

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When an incident occurs, passengers need to listen to instructions from flight attendants (Photo: Daily).

In 1985, a Boeing 737 caught fire on the runway at Manchester Airport (UK), killing 55 passengers. Following this incident, all aircraft had to undergo passenger evacuation testing, ensuring that everyone could exit the cabin within 90 seconds with half the exits.

Many people think that fire is the main cause of fatal plane crashes. In fact, smoke is much more dangerous. Just inhaling the smoke for a moment can cause a passenger to lose consciousness or even die. In an emergency situation, passengers must wet a towel or piece of cloth on the seat of the plane to cover their nose and mouth.

One of the most taboo things when an accident happens is trying to take possessions with you. Remember, carrying your belongings and valuables will slow you and others down when you get out. You need to keep your hands free to remove obstacles when running or cover your nose and mouth to avoid suffocation.

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In many catastrophic plane crashes, passengers no longer have the opportunity to live no matter where they sit (Image: Quora).

Experts estimate that the hope of surviving a plane crash usually lasts only 2 minutes maximum. Therefore, passengers need to listen to the flight attendant's instructions to the fastest exit, exit in the least time.

However, in reality, in many catastrophic aviation accidents, most of the passengers on the plane no longer have a chance to live. That's why experts claim "no seat is absolutely safe". All research results are approximate.

According to Dan Tri