KIEV (Web Desk) – Engineers in Ukraine have revealed a revolutionary way to save plane passengers in an emergency case.
The design shows an aircraft with a detachable cabin that releases in emergency situations.
During take-off, landing or flight, the redesigned cabin detaches from the plane and safely lands on the ground or water – saving everyone’s lives on board.
“Surviving in a plane crash is possible,” said Vladimir Tatarenko, aviation engineer.
“While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor,” he told LiveLeak.
Tatarenko is the mastermind behind the design and has been working on this project for the past three years, according to Independent.
Parachutes are attached to the roof of the cabin that are instantly released when the cabin is detached from the plane.
There are also rubber tubes that inflate to cushion the impact to the ground or water, and the inflatable devices seem strong enough to keep the cabin afloat.
“The existing technology of using of Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design,” Tatarenko explained.
“It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system.”
The design includes a storage space that holds passengers’ luggage underneath the cabin, so there won’t be any lost luggage during the flight if it has to detach.
Despite a mixed reaction from all over the world, a questionnaire conducted by the inventor has found that 95% of people would be willing to buy a more expensive ticket in order to use such a safety system.
This isn’t the first design the Ukrainian engineer has produced. Last year, Tatarenko received patents for an invention with an escape capsule system that would rescue passengers on board.
The capsule would be released within seconds of the emergency situation and through a rear hatch at the tail end of the plane.
Once ejected, two gunpowder engines will take control to slow down the speed and then a parachute will pop out.
But, according to Tatarenko, it could not save lives if the plane explodes inside or comes under a rocket attack.