Explain how the flight safety speech can help passengers during an emergency crisis.?
How are the chances of survival if people know the safety instructions on a plane during the crisis? How many planes go down in a year? Do you think people pay attention to these instructions? If you have been invloved in a plane crash, how did the safety instructions help you? Is it necessary after all?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Here is a history lesson.
In 1993 an Ethiopian 767 ditched in shallow water following a hijacking, almost all the people who ignored the safety demo and inflated their lifejackets while they were still in the plane drowned because the inflated life jackets rose to the top of the cabin but were still under water. The people who inflated the life jackets after leaving the aircraft almost all survived.
That is why the safety demo is worthwhile.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
As an experienced Incharge Flight Attendant I can tell you that there is a direct relationship between survivor ship and paying close attention to the Safety Demonstration provided to you by the Flight Crew.
Even if you have flown the same Aircraft repeated times, it is in your best interest to pay attention for the minimal less than 10 seconds we ask of you.
When life saving information is being offered to you free of charge, why wouldn't you listen? In an emergency, you will wish you had!
If you are insistant on directing your attention elsewhere, to things seemingly more important at the time (like the newspaper or daydreaming...) I ask you to at least consider the following:
-Review your Safety card in the Seat Pocket ahead of you
-Locate your nearest emergency exit
-Count the number of seats forward and reverse to that exit.
-Now do the same for an alternative exit
-Now imagine a smoke filled Cabin, minimal visibility, screaming passengers, congested aisles and Flight Crew with shouted commands requiring you to act immediately. Or worse, much worse.
Sound like a joke? This can be very real. It's our job to get you out to safety in the Industry standard of 90 seconds or less. We train initially and annually to maintain this standard and be proficient in all aspects of safety.
Make the investment in your personal safety by listening carefully to any and all safety demos/announcements directed by the Crew. We see who listens and who doesn't.
In the days following 9/11, all eyes were on the Flight Crew. There was no competing with newspapers or anything else! How soon we forget...
Survivors pay attention. If you've ever been involved in an on board emergency evacuation and survived, you probably paid attention during the Pre-Flight Briefings.
These briefings are essential and required by International law. That is one reason why there is a regulated ratio of Passengers to Crew.
Flight Attendants train extensively and annually to meet all Industry standards for Aviation safety. In Canada, you must pass Transport Canada exams with a minimum of 90%.
Only the truly qualified actually make it and become Flight Attendants.
If there are not the required number of F/A's on board the Aircraft, for safety reasons, that Aircraft does not move until it is adequately Crewed.
The primary role of a Flight Attendant is Passenger Safety and Security. Don't be fooled by the less than 5% of our overall responsibility that you see before you!
There is a lot of "urban legend" out there!
It's all about safety at 37,000ft. That's why our mantra is...
"Safety at 37,000ft...Above and Beyond!"
Safe Skies.Source(s): Experienced Incharge Flight Attendant for a Major Airline. Travel & Tourism -Flight Emergency Services Diploma
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Of course it helps
You have to know where the mergency exits are because aircraft can burn up in seconds following a crash
Air crew are trained to evacuate the entire aircraft in 60 - 90 seconds - they also need to tell you about unstowed luggage which can fall on your head from overhead lockers on take off and landing.
Mosst emergencies happen on take off and landing and if you haven't stowed your bags properly under the seat in front of you you will cause yourself and others to trip and fall causing a delay for maybe a whole lot of people during a rapid evacuation
You need to know about the oxygen ssupply of there is a decompression in flight and you need to know to help yourself with oxygen before helping others or you will pass out in flight
You need to know about the smoking rfegulations because of fire and that you canrt get away with sneaking into the toilet to have one - cause you'll be setting off alarms.
You need to know not to operate electyronic equipment on take off and landing a/ because it can interfere with navigation systems and b/ because you are not supposed to listen to music etc on earphones during take off and landing in case the cabin crew need to issue emergency commands.
Although rare, lifejacks have been used on water landings so you have to know about that too
Being told to leave all belongings behind in an evacuation is crucial so they can evacuate rapidly.
You need to know that the strip lighting on the floor will guide you to an exit if the plane goes dark in an emergency landing.
The emergency card in the seat pocket in front of you shows what bodily position to adopt in a hard landing to minimize injury.
I was in an emergency landing on a British Airways 707 in Bermuda
I wrote about it and its too long to post here but click on the link and read about. Scary and exciting!
Click here:Source(s): emergency landing bermuda: http://meanderingtrevor.blogspot.com/search?q=emer...