Whenever an airliner crashes, inevitably questions arise as to how can the planes be made safe and ultimately, how can we avoid loss of lives.
Though statistically, modern airliners are safest ever, but due to the nature and outcome of even a single crash, it affects people psychologically worldwide.
Questions like parachutes for planes or even passengers are numerous on this site. For example, I posted this questions after reading this question.
The way I understand, if an aircraft can be slowed down, by means of a parachute, the resultant damgage to human lives would be a lot less. This led me to wonder, what can be other means of slowing down an aircraft, which would crash otherwise.