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Handout N95 Masks Before Emergency Landing

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During a crash landing there are 3 most likely outcomes

- Everyone dies

- Everyone survives the landing and everyone evacuates safely

- Everyone survives the landing but some die from smoke inhalation

To minimize fatalities in the 3rd case, I propose all passengers have N95 masks readily available. While this will not fully prevent issues from smoke inhalation, it will provide the following benefits

- Gives everyone few more seconds before they pass out (few seconds could be the difference between life and death)

- Gives everyone many seconds of non-panicked breathing. Preventing panic in emergency situation is priceless.

ixnaum, Nov 06 2021

Saudi Flight 163 https://en.wikipedi...i/Saudia_Flight_163
Not sure if masks would have helped [a1, Nov 08 2021]

Smoke Hood https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoke_hood
[bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021]


       Plus also and in addition, in case of closer-than-expected lap-landing contact when the seats debolt during impact, the wearer protects others from toxic diseases they may (un)knowingly be carrying.   

       The unopened seatback N95 will quickly become the Most Stolen* Item from a Plane.   

       *the "I Paid For It In The Exorbitant Costs Of This Ticket/Conveyance/Meal" school of thought
Sgt Teacup, Nov 06 2021

       A certain percentage would wear their mask below their nose and increase their chances of perishing.
AusCan531, Nov 08 2021

       More propaganda please... that's what we all need. That'll fix all this shit for sure   

       Just a bit more propaganda...   

       Yeah you're right. That sort of propagandizing belongs on 4Chan or wherever - not the Halfbakery. Let's all agree on that.
AusCan531, Nov 08 2021

       //in case of closer-than-expected lap-landing contact// - I misread this as "in case of closer-than-expected lap-dancing contact". Mind you, I still don't understand what [SgtTeacup] meant.
hippo, Nov 08 2021

       Title says "emergency landing" yet opening line refers to "crash landing." A bit os space between those categories. But [+] anyhow.   

       Ignoring that filter masks won't do much good during a crash - they're probably a good idea to have on hand. Smoke in the cabin is a common reason for emergency landings. And though mass casualties events like Saudi Flight 163 are rare, hospitalizing passengers for smoke inhalation after an emergency landing does still happen.
a1, Nov 08 2021

       yep, N95's are just for particulates, they won't do a damn thing against the volatiles coming out of combusting polymers. What you need is a smoke hood <link>.
bs0u0155, Nov 11 2021


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