Apr 19, 2018

Southwest Airlines emergency sparks on-board safety warnings

Air disasters are not very common, but on Tuesday a US woman died because of an in-flight emergency on a Southwest Airlines plane. The flight, carrying 149 passengers, made an emergency landing, but videos and images taken on board have caused alarm because many passengers appear to be using their emergency breathing masks incorrectly. Bobby Laurie worked on US airlines for 10 years and helped develop some of the emergency training guides used by American Airlines. Bobby Laurie thinks improved flight safety has led to a level of complacency in most passengers. Demonstrations, whether shown in video format or demonstrated by flight attendants, contain information on what to do in the event of an unlikely, but ultimately possible, emergency situation.

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