If you’ve seen video or pictures of the plane crash in San Francisco, then you are probably wondering how it is even possible that only two passengers died.  

Business Week has a pretty good article in which an aviation expert explains four reasons there weren’t more fatalities. 

They attribute more of the survival to technological innovation it seems, citing that airplane seats are now able to withstand more force as well as having improved fabrics and matierals on the planes that are not only fire retardant but also non-toxic when burning. 

How often are you paying attention to the flight attendant song and dance about evacuation?  You might start now!  Also know that those same attendants are trained to empty a cabin in 90 seconds.  Pretty impressive!

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Read the full article from Business Week here!  It will make you feel better about flying.