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Home > Air Travel > Why air passengers are not provided with parachutes?
Why air passengers are not provided with parachutes?
Flying - Air Travel
Thursday, 07 June 2012 15:05

Passenger bails out of a Glider

Dear Capt Lim,

After reading a lot about having a parachute as a safety measure for passenger when in flight, I think this is the best option just as a life jacket/boat is available for passengers on a ship. Hence a life saved is worth more than the amount spent in building an aircraft.

It is practically possible to design an airplane so that the parachute can be compressed into a small school bag with a little oxygen bottle (if oxygen is a problem) and the plane can be brought down to a lower altitude for passengers to jump out of the plane safely.

Therefore, there are no excuses to apportion blame on the causes of any plane crashes.

Engineer Ezinwa,

Hi Ezinwa,

I have a more elaborate answer to this question in the Travel 3Sixty magazine Perils of Parachutes here

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