How to prepare for a plane emergency

Published On: Jul 08 2013 10:32:02 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 09:05:30 AM CDT

Multiple plane crashes have dominated the headlines the past few weeks. But despite these particular tragedies, 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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If worst comes to worst, brace for impact. The aim is to prevent being rapidly propelled forward. Return your seat to the upright position and lower your head to your knees or rest it on the seat in front of you. Put your hands behind your head, but do not lace your fingers. Keep your elbows to the side of your head, but not over knees. Keep your feet as far back as possible to minimize the risk of your leg jamming into the seat in front of you and potentially breaking. And ignore Internet rumors that the brace position guarantees to break your neck and back to make death as painless as possible, says Clubb. It has been proven to minimize injury.

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