Southwest Incident Gives Us An Important Reminder.

Pictures and video spread online yesterday of the scary scene inside Southwest flight 1380 that blew an engine. Some of those images showed panicked passengers wearing their oxygen masks incorrectly.

Pre-flight safety demonstrations (that we have all sat through hundreds of times) instruct passengers to cover their nose and mouth with the oxygen mask if the cabin loses pressure. But on Southwest flight 1380, it appeared several passengers were wearing the drop-down masks in a way that only covered their mouths.

According to the FAA, airline "phase-sequential continuous-flow" masks are capable of providing passengers sufficient oxygen to prevent oxygen deficiencies in emergencies up to 40,000 feet.

This is a good reminder for ALL OF US, to pay attention to the flight attendant demonstrations before lift off and make sure you know how to properly wear your oxygen mask.

(Thumbnail photo: Getty Images)

 

Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air. Listen here: 

 
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