Re: Why dont planes carry parachutes?
I'l take a bit of it too.
Originally Posted by meathead1234
On a more serious note -
1) Training requires a lot of work, and skills and most importantly, A LOT of money. Imagine 300 or so people on a plane all frustrated, all rushing around, struggling to put on a parachute?
2) Parachutes are expensive. You need to have different sizes, for different people.
3) The majority of crashes happen on landing, takeoff, or very close to the ground, which negates the possibility of a parachute.
4) Getting 200-300 people to jump out of 2 exits would be a time consuming thing.
It's better to stay in the plane and hope that the pilot does something fast.
Last edited by Leith; 04-24-2012 at 10:42 AM.
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