How should I prepare myself for a possible plane crash?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

You should do the following to prepare yourself for a possible plane crash:

• Dress for egress: Wear comfortable, loose, thin clothes made of natural
  fibers. Synthetic clothing (including pantyhose) will melt in intense heat
  and burn you. Pack your heels in your carry-on and wear comfortable,
  flat shoes that allow you to move easily.

• Know your exit: Scope out the emergency exits when you board the
  plane and count the rows between your seat and the nearest one. If
  smoke fills the cabin and you can't see, you can count your way out.


• Pay attention: Flight attendants don't give the safety talk for fun; they
  do it so you know what to do when it matters. Give them a few minutes
  of your time, and it could save your life.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.