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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Do not inflate your life jacket in the plane. Many of the 123 who were killed in the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 off the Comoro Islands near Africa in 1996 had inflated their jackets in the cabin. This meant that they were unable to dive and reach the exits when the cabin flooded.

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