How to be ready for a flight emergency

Published On: Jul 08 2013 10:32:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2013 10:32:52 AM CDT

Grisly plane crashes make headlines Yet safety advances and improvements in staff training have helped improve air-crash survival rates in recent years. Here are 10 things that experts suggest you do to prepare yourself in the unlikely event of a problem on your next flight, according to CNN.

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Keep your seat belt securely fastened -- but remember how it unfastens. "It has been found that people who have survived emergency landings frantically search for where they expect the seat belt to fasten (on the hip as in a car)," says Andy Clubb, safety course director for British Airways. "You often find bruising and cuts in that area," he added.

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