Phen From Ireland, joined Oct 2007, 294 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2747 times:
I was travelling on a BD flight from DUB to LHR last night and during the safety demo the flight attendant said to place your hands one on top of the other while head-down in the brace position. This reminded me of the Aer Lingus A330 safety video which states the same thing but adds "do not interlock your fingers" (see video below). Can anybody answer why some airlines say this? I would guess it has something to do with not restricting movement of your arms when an impact occurs?
CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2229 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
So you don't break all your fingers? The same reason that Formula 1 drivers let go of the car's steering wheel right before impacting the wall; they don't want the steering wheel rebound (spinning) to break their fingers.