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Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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Re: Really?

"Pan Am flight PA6"

That's a rather exceptional example, the plane took nearly 5 hours to plan its ditch and found a coastguard vessel to follow for a while. Hence the many pictures of the actual ditching.

The reason you don't hear about water landings far from a coast line these days is that modern commercial airliners generally fly within gliding range of land. For the ones that can't glide after an incident, there's generally been a catastrophic failure that means they probably won't be doing a controlled ditching.

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