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Why commercial planes do not provide parachutes? [duplicate]

In case of emergency I think parachutes would be more safe than life-jackets.
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Why the safety of airplanes have not been developed long time ago? [duplicate]

I have a question about the safety of airplanes. since I was a kid the first time I flight by airplane they have the safety which is a belt and yellow thing that puts into your mouth when a problem ...
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Why no safety measures for air passengers? [duplicate]

Why have parachutes not been provided/safety measures taken in passenger carrying aircraft in case of a crash, so that at least they have some chance of survival? It's like you are stuck in a bottle ...
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Even after years of research, why are planes unable to keep passengers alive in case of a fiery crash?

Aviation dates back to the 18th century, and since then tremendous research has been put into making aircraft safer and more efficient. Though these efforts have resulted in better aircraft, why are ...
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Why don't commercial jet aircraft have a break-apart, parachute escape system?

Imagine that the pilots on a jet aircraft determine that it will crash. Consider what would happen if the design of the craft allowed it to: Break into four pieces Each piece is pressurized ...
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Why don't pilots parachute from small planes that are in distress?

There was another question that asked why commercial flights don't have parachutes. The almost ubiquitous response was that the parachutes would be useless because: Most accidents with commercial ...
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What items could you bring on-board to maximise your chance of survival in an emergency?

A question on Travel (Are parachutes allowed on airplanes as cabin baggage?) got me to wondering: hypothetically, what items could the "über-paranoid" passenger or pilot bring on-board to potentially ...
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Do unused parachutes need to be repacked? If so how often and why?

I was reading some military fiction and saw a comment that army airborne operations were required to repack all parachutes every ninety days, allowing parachutes that were due to be repacked soon to ...
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Why don't big commercial planes have full aircraft parachutes?

On smaller aircraft, like some Cirruses for example, they have parachutes attached to the body of the aircraft that can help the plane get to the ground safely in an emergency. I'm wondering why ...
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Why are movable rocket thrusters not used in airplanes?

If an engine fails in a passenger airplane, why can't it have movable rocket thrusters in the wings to help safely land the airplane?
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Is it legal to bring your own survival gear aboard an airliner?

Is it legal to bring your own survival gear aboard an airliner? Considering the sobering article by William Langewiesche that is appearing in the July 2019 edition of "The Atlantic", one might want ...
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Why overhead bin was put on top of passengers head?

Hello I'm just curious about the reason to why the overhead bin was most commonly being put on top of our seat and head.
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Airframe parachute on commercial airlines [duplicate]

My question, would a multi-deployment airframe parachute system be viable on a commercial airline? For example, Grumman & Cirrus already use this system. As with the automobile industries, they ...
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Why are there no parachutes to carry the aeroplanes in case of serious accidents? [duplicate]

Sometimes I wonder why the manufacturers do not design a big parachute to carry the aeroplanes when serious accidents occur. Perhaps the high cost is the reason?! But is it more expensive than a human ...