ANSWERS: 35
  • The overhead compartment
  • The tail section so they say. Nothing to do with safety but if I chose any seat I would rather have the comfort of the business seats , if not the last two rows on the windows have more room
  • Inside the Black Box. After every plane crash, they always recover ther flight recorder intact from inside the black box.
  • The best place to be in a survivable accident is next to a wing exit. The plane has to be strong where the wings are because they carry the weight. Also you get straight out so you're less likely have problems with smoke inhalation. Also you usually get more room, so you're less likely to be injured. It's not *always* the safest place though.
  • The flight plan. Because it never leaves the ground. (Can you tell I hate to fly).
  • The toilet ... If it does crash there is nothing solid that can fly around and hurt you on impact (maybe some soft matter) ... The toilet is part of the plane we never seem to see break away ... So the next time you book and they ask where would you like to sit ... just tell them the loo
  • There is no such thing, your only hope is to hope that their is a parachute (if your heading for the surface) or a lifejacket (for the water).
  • In the luggage that was left at the airport.
  • the ground it sets on.
  • I've heard a rumor that if you stand on the wing of the plane, good things are bound to happen.
  • Probably near the wings, but it clearly depends on the kind of accident, for example if the front landing gear is bent, the safest place is the rearest part of the plane, actually (see Jetblue Flight 320 landing in LAX). Sometimes, for example if the plane goes in stall, it would be better to be in the front part. Clearly, it depends...
  • I would have to say the little black box. Failing that, I have read that sitting just behind the wing is a good place.
  • The part that is still sitting on the ground.
  • The tail section is the safest part of the airplane. That is where the black box is located which is not black at all its orange. But in all the crashes you normally see you can always find the tail entact.
  • Under the seat.
  • There isn't only one "safest" part of an airplane! You could only know the "safest" part of an aircraft to sit in if you were to know the kind of accident it would be involved in beforehand. Over the wings or in the rear may both be sections with many fatalities depending on the specific accident. Even on the same type of aircraft in one accident a passenger seated in a given area may escape unharmed while a passenger in the same seat in another accident may be killed. http://www.airsafe.com/ten_faq.htm
  • the inside (with your tray table up and your seatback in a full, upright position, of course).
  • Think about it this way, if you are going to be involved in a survivable accident, the safe spot on the plane is going to vary. Say the plane is unable to stop and collides with a building on the ground. If it were to hit nose first, obviously the cockpit and first class seats would be the worst place to sit. So the best answer here is that no particular place is the safer than another during normal flight. If a plane broke up in midair, say FL350, where your sitting would have little effect on your fate.
  • Near the back. It is the last part of the aircraft to arrive at the scene of the accident. Facing backwards.
  • Statistically, the furtehr back the better chance of surviving. This is due to the fact that most fatalities occur when the plane goes on fire - death by immolation or, more usually, axphysiation. The fuel on aircraft is - for the most part - stored in the wings. On impact, the tail section tends to detatch from the wing section thus distancing oneself from the fuel.... But it is really a question of chance as to what KIND of incident occurs that puts your life at risk in an aviation mishap. The lamantable thing is that it has been shown time and time again that sitting BACKWARDS on planes, trains, buses etc is the SAFEST thing one can do to absoolutely guarentee less injuries/fatalities in public transport - but because the 'customers don't like it' the few airlines who tried it in the late sixties/early seventies discontinued it.
  • The safest part of the airplane, is pretty much the airplane itself. The least safe part is the squishy organic matter in the left seat ... The pilot... The engineering, construction and maintenance of an aircraft have extremely low tolerance for error. 450 people died in airplane accidents from 1996 to 2000. In 2000 alone, 37,409 automobile crashes killed 41,821 people. I'm thinking about not riding in cars anymore and flying everywhere.
  • The front left seat, I will save my posterior or die trying.
  • The ground it's parked on.
  • The inside.
  • it depends on the type of accident, so don't worry about the safest part of the aircraft. However most strong area is wing section.
  • BlackBox.Get in if you can.
  • I was told by a friend's son that the safest part of an airplane is the rear. I think he knows what he is saying and I believe him. He did a degree in aeronautical engineering in America.
  • The safest spot on any airplane is right above the wing box, i.e. the wings because thats the strongest spot and holds the wings together with the fuselage. If you noticed on some pictures of crashed jets there is usually a small chunk of airplane left and thats the area above the wingbox (literally i have seen many with the wing box and seats still intact above it). If the plane still has a lot of gas in it the safest spot is usually towards the rear. The cockpit and first class are the most unsafe.
  • The part that didnt explode.
  • The ejection seat.
  • Alot of very good answers... Statistically survivors of accidents sit in the back. Ironically, this is also where where most injuries occur in minor accidents. It really depends upon the accident. However the best ride is slightly behind the leading edge of the wing root (near CG)... and yes right on top of the fuel and landing gear struts.
  • The left seat. One way or another "I" will walk away.
  • You didn't say if it were going to crash or not? You just asked what was the safest part of a airplane. I'd have to say the paint!
  • The Safest seat in an airplane would be the one closest to the bulk head. This is the part of the airplane that is directly over the wing, it is heavily reinforced to take the stresses of suspending the wing while the aircraft is grounded as well as the weight of the aircraft during flight thus making the seats located near it more likely to survive a crash. The seat closest to the bulk head is also usually identified by the emergency exit due to its orientation to the wing. Some people also believe that the back of the airplane is another safe place based on the fact that they would be the last to receive an impact during head on crash. Another bonus to these seats is that they are usually sold last making area less crowded.
  • The part that is sitting absolutely still, on the earth, engines shut down, with no human around to interfere with it and screw things up.

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