Is it possible to survive a plane crash?
The invention by Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich could possibly save hundreds of lives in the event of a mid-air plane disaster. For the past three years he had been working on the project for people to survive a plane crash. Ukrainian engineer has come up with the design of an aircraft with a detachable cabin which can be ejected at any time including during in-flight emergency situations. According to a media report on Monday, it also allow passengers to land safely even on water or on the ground due to parachutes attached to the cabin which would automatically open once the lower capsule is separated from the aircraft.
Tatarenko has unveiled a video demonstrating how the detachable cabin idea would work during an aviation emergency. “Surviving a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor”, – said engineer. “The existing technology of using Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design. It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system”, he added.
The design includes a storage space that holds passengers’ luggage underneath the cabin, so there won’t be any lost luggage during the flight if it has to detach. However, questions have been raised about the fate of the pilots, whether the concept would weaken the airframe, as well as the possibility of the cabin crashing into mountains or buildings when landing. This is not the first time a detachable plan cabin has been proposed.
The new design is not the first invention of Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich. Last year, Tatarenko received patents for an invention with an escape capsule system that would rescue passengers on board.
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