Russian inventor Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich is convinced his ambitious detachable cabin concept would save thousands of lives during an aviation emergency.
Nikolaevich’s concept works by allowing the cabin to detach from the rest of the plane. The detachable cabin will safely land on the ground or water with the help of attached parachutes, rubber tubes, and boosters. There’s even a room to store baggage at the bottom of the detachable cabin so passengers can safely land with their stuff.
In his interview with LIVELEAK, he said: “The existing technology of using Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design. It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system.”
He added that the cabin can be ejected at any point during the take off, flight as well as landing.
Reportedly, Nikolaevich has been working on the project for three years now.
However, critics have pointed out that the aviation engineer’s concept isn’t very cost effective.
One viewer commented: “Of the millions of flights a year, less than 500 people die worldwide a year. Seems not terribly cost effective.”
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Surviving a Plane Crash
While plane crashes are inevitable, there are certain ways that will help you survive a crash. Here are some tips from The Telegraph.
- Familiarize yourself with aircraft safety tips and know where to find the nearest exits.
- Choose rear seats as they are deemed safer since survival rates were found to be 69% compared to those seated over the wing (59%) and at the front of the plane (49%).
- Assume a brace position- get your torso as low as possible to reduce the jacknife effect at impact, prevent yourself from flying forward and avoid injury to your legs and ankle.
- Hold your legs and/or place feet flat on the floor.
- Make your own moves and decision, avoid negative panic, and move fast.
- Wet a handkerchief to prevent smoke inhalation.
- Keep your hands-free to remove obstacles.