In this incident, passengers appear to owe much to the 777’s design and the cabin crew. Emirates was also exemplary in how it took care of the passengers afterwards.
Not so exemplary, however, were the actions of many of the passengers, who were videoed blocking aisles and wasting precious seconds as they opened overhead bins and scrambled for their bags. And while we know about this dangerous chaos from onboard personal video, it’s appalling that passengers film an emergency situation when they should be running to the exit.
The majority of airline safety videos and briefings place equal or more time explaining how to strap on a life vest and locate its whistle and light than on signaling the exits and the need for speed in an evacuation. Yet how often in modern history has a vest has actually saved a life in a commercial airliner emergency? The answer is, never. Even in the 2009 US Airways flight 1549 incident when the pilot famously landed the A320 on the Hudson River in New York after a multiple bird strike, all 155 people survived despite the majority of passengers not taking or properly fitting their life vests.
This is not a call to abandon life vests. But the imperative in recent, survivable emergencies was to get people out of a burning aircraft as fast as possible. The top message of the safety brief should be no bags, no stopping, get out.
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