Jul 31, 2012

Why don't passenger airplanes have giant emergency parachutes built into them?

It doesn't sound impossible, nor will it need new technology. Hey, I have no idea at all about exactly what size and number of parachutes will be needed to keep a passenger aircraft  afloat, but it does seem plausible.

If we take a smaller private jet, I think it can have a built in safety parachute system, for emergencies. And with safety being the most important factor why not manufacture smaller planes with this safety mechanism built into them.

Just a thought that I wanted to share with you all :)

Do put in a comment if you know why it can or cannot happen!

And finally someone was good enough to share some pretty good information on it, thanks 'Anonymous' for the link from Yahoo Answers UK, here it is - http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20091130051003AAjSZ5m  

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