In light of today's accident in New York, I was thinking about escape and floatation equipment. I can understand how life vests and detachable slide rafts work. But I'm confused about how one could use rafts that are kept in overhead compartments.
The scenario would be as follows: the plane is falling from the sky, about to hit water. You have to find the raft, get it out of the compartment, get it out the window, inflate it, then get in it. It seems somewhat implausible.
Can anyone comment on this?