In 2007 A group of engineers analyzed all aircraft crashes after 1971 and found that those seated at the rear seats had a 69% survival rate, while the middle seats had 56% survival rate. Those at the front seats had a 49% survival rate. Another study showed that sitting in the aisle seat and sitting within 6 rows near an exit is safest.

The brace position is important. Planting your feet square on the ground helps stop your legs from smashing the seat in front and breaking so you can leave the aircraft. Placing your forearms and head against the seat in front of you stop your body from flying forward into the other seat. The idea that the brace position serves to hurt you rather than protect is a MYTH.

Clothes also can help increase your survival chances of a plane crash, Wearing enclosed shoes and long clothes can protect you from objects like nails or flames going into your skin. Wearing a waterproof watch can be beneficial when crashing in water, you will be able to keep track of time when waiting to be rescued. Do not inflate your life jacket until you exit the aircraft otherwise you will get trapped and drown.


The G.56 Prototype was flown in March,1944, under German authority. A G.55/I air frame was fitted with the improved DB 603A engine, This engine was the only major change from G.55/I specification, yet it increased the length by 4 3/4 in, the weight by 199KG, and the maximum speed by 64 K.P.H. Retaining the excellent manoeuvrability that characterised almost all Italian fighter designs, the G.56 possessed sufficient speed and firepower (armament being that of the G.55/I) to match any Allied or German fighter on even terms, actually proving itself superior to the BF109G and the FW190A in comparative tests. This aircraft would have absolutely dominated the skies if it went in full production. I still believe the G.55 was the best fighter of WW2, it was simply just too late in the war for it to get recognition and full production.