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 ABC News, Ben Sherwood says that 80 percent of all plane crashes happen within the first three minutes of takeoff or in the eight minutes before landing.
So how can passengers use that knowledge? Well, flying is statistically one of the safest ways to travel. But for your own safety, it’s still a good idea to be alert, leave your shoes on and leave the reading etc. for a time after those first three minutes or after the last eight. It’s also another reason to not drink too much alcohol during the flight.
Here are five tips for flight safety