CAN THE BRACE POSITION SAVE LIVES IN THE EVENT OF A PLANE CRASH OR FLIGHT EMERGENCY? 👇🏻👇🏻
Passengers are usually advised to adopt the brace position when an aircraft is required to make an emergency landing on land or on water.
It involves putting your feet and knees together, with your feet firmly on the floor, and placing your head against the surface it is most likely to strike – usually the seat in front.
Some theories by people have suggested that it is only useful for preserving passengers’ teeth, allowing for easier identification (using dental records) after a crash. Another is that the position actually increases the chance of death, by breaking your neck, and is subsequently recommended by airlines to reduce medical insurance costs, or, to the more morbid, to ensure a quick and painless death.
Such theories have been widely debunked by research.
Aviation experts discount these theories, insisting the position can make a dramatic difference when it comes to survival. The same safety advice has reigned for almost three decades, proving extremely effective in air incidents along the way. In order to keep yourself as safe as possible, the pilot recommends educating yourself on exactly how to adopt the brace position and it’s therefore always advised. 📸 @aesthetic.aviator