NFTV : Science and Technology : Is it possible to survive a plane crash? An inventor believes he has the answer with this ambitious detachable cabin concept.Vladimir Tatarenko has unveiled a video demonstrating how the detachable cabin idea would work during an aviation emergency.The cabin would detach from the rest of the plane and safely land on the ground or water with the aid of attached parachutes, boosters and rubber tubes which would automatically inflate on water.“Surviving a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor,” he told LiveLeak.
“The existing technology of using Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design.“It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system.”The aviation engineer has reportedly been working on the project for three years and believes his concept could help save many lives.His design includes space at the bottom of the detachable cabin where passengers’ luggage can be stored.Viewers of the video appear divided on the concept, with many pointing out the design wouldn’t be very cost-effective.
“It doesn’t make sense from a cost benefit analysis, from both mechanical, economic and operational reasons,” explained one.Another commented: “Of the millions of flights a year, less than 500 people die worldwide a year. Seems not terribly cost effective“Although a fantastic idea this would be insanely expensive, and it would cost the consumer exponentially,” wrote another.Tatarenko previously showcased an ‘escape capsule system’ to save the lives of passengers in an emergency situation. The capsule would be released through a hatch at the tail end of the plane.