In A Plane Crash, Where You Sit Might Save Your Life
Sitting in the middle seats near the rear of the plane increases your chances of surviving a crash, according to a recent Time magazine study.By Ryan Biek | June 29, 2015
Do you prefer a window seat or the aisle? Well, a study conducted by Time magazine might have you choosing neither next time you fly. Turns out, the middle seats near the rear of the plane might be the safest place to be during a plane crash.
"The middle of the cabin, historically, has the highest overall fatality rates –– more specifically the middle aisle seats....The fatality rate [in middle seats near the back of the plane] is 28 percent, compared to 44 percent [in the aisle seats in the middle of the plane," Time says.
The study also found passengers within two rows of an emergency exit also had higher survival rates, likely because they can get off the plane quicker.