I have no desire to witness a plane crash firsthand, let alone be onboard and filming while it happens.
We recently saw footage of the Wonderboom plane crash that was shot by a passenger, and now a similar video has emerged from the crash earlier this week in northern Mexico.
Remarkably, all 103 people onboard survived the crash, when the plane headed for Mexico City smashed into scrubland near the runway during takeoff.
This video was filmed by a passenger onboard the flight, and shared on Times LIVE:
If you think that’s hectic, then you should see the scenes that unfolded as shocked passengers scrambled to get away from the burning plane.
This is pretty harrowing:
It seems miraculous that everyone would walk away alive, although between 49 and 64 people were hospitalised, but that’s actually becoming increasingly more common.
…it’s in line with recent developments in aviation safety, CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo said Wednesday.
“It’s actually getting to be more typical, more the rule than the exception,” Schiavo said, noting that no one dies in 87% of air crashes, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization.
“It’s the science of crashworthiness that has really improved over the last 20 years to help people survive a crash,” Schiavo said. “Before then, you used to think a plane crash (meant) everyone would die. Not so anymore.”
I’m not sure that’s going to settle any nervous flyers’ nerves, especially if they’ve watched the two videos above, but it’s still good to know.
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