Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Plus Three, Minus Eight Rule Could Help You Survive a Plane Crash

Via LifeHacker:

Do you tune out as soon as you get on the plane or it's about to land? That's probably not a good idea, according to research on when most accidents happen. The "plus three, minus eight" rule can help you stay alert when you fly.

In an article on ABC News, Ben Sherwood, author of "The Survivors Club — The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life" (and president of ABC News) says that 80 percent of all plane crashes happen within the first three minutes of takeoff or in the eight minutes before landing. These are the times you'll want to stay alert just in case. Leave your shoes on, the reading for later, etc.


  1. Gee, and here I thought that all plane crashes (other than in-sky collisions) happened UPON landing.

  2. I just get cocked b4 I get on. Pass out at wheels up and wake up when the wheels touch the ground.

  3. That's why I always fly Air Viagra. If the plane stays up for more than four hours, they call my doctor...