Daz-777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 960 times:
as long as the plane dont hit the ground at 500mph......mind you JAL 123 4 people survived hitting at high speeds.....they were seated around the rear of the aircraft........suppose its luck really....
BC. From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 959 times:
No one part of a civilian aircraft is designed to be safer for a pax than another, the whole point being that one should avoid having a crash in the first place. But coming to the issue what part of a civilian aircraft remains the most intact when a aircraft impacts with the ground. Normally it found to be the tail section, therefore the reasoning flight data and voice recorders are placed there. As FAUnited said the front isn't safe normally because this the first part of the aircraft to come in contact with the ground, quite funny really when you consider where most first sections are.
FirstClass From United States of America, joined Jun 2013, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 959 times:
Geez, what about if the engines were on the wings? If there is a crash, I'm sure it will be spitting shrapnel and will make getting out of center area quite dangerous.
Now, if the engines were in the rear, THAT part of the plane is not the safest part of the plane to be, especially in a crash! As someone mentioned, the Sioux City UAL crash hit the rear first with No. 2 engine on top. That part of the plane was really lucky since there was no fuel on that part of the engine. However, the Delta crashes in Dallas(the L-1011 and 727), the pax weren't so lucky with engine No. 2(engine 1, 2, and 3 on the 727!).
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 959 times:
I've heard some experts say that the safest general place to sit on the plane is either in the very back or over the wing.
On a survivable crash, the back usually takes less of the impact force than the rest of the plane. Obviously the wings are the strongest parts of the plane, so the fuselage around them takes more force to crush than other areas.
DC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (15 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 959 times:
I think sitting over the wing is the safest, it has the wing box and is a very solid structure, as the wings and landing gear are attached to this area....It really holds together in the event of a crash
FAUnited7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 959 times:
That may be, but it seems that with UA232 only caught fire in the back and some in the front wich eventrually speaad to the middle. Think about what I said, about which part hits first! Well anyway, facts show that where most people survive, which was the question. Hope this helps!!!