Pilots train for engine failures. We train for rapid depressurization. But do we train for the combination of both? Hopefully airlines worldwide will work this scenario into the next training program.
Huge accolades to the pilots for bringing this aircraft to safety. The reason that we need pilots. The reason we need exceptional training.
Prayers to the loss of a passenger,
and to her family.
Oxygen masks need to go over
your mouth and nose.
Ladies and gentlemen please watch your safety videos, you never know when they will come in necessary. Safety briefings are provided for a reason.
This mask issue reminded me about the Allegiant 60 Minutes show where the comment was made during the smoke in the cabin....
"They didn't give us oxygen masks."
If there is smoke in the cabin, you do not want oxygen masks. Oxygen masks to do not provide pure oxygen, but mixed with cabin air. Therefore you would be breathing smoke through the mask. Also, if there is a fire, you do not want to feed the fire with oxygen.
will you be ready?
This is a perfect example that equipment breaks
and the reason we need pilots.
This is also the reason pilot training
is so important!
Enjoy the Journey!