1. SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer

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Heathrow Airport, London, UK - 17 January 2008

2. Aerial shot of emergency services surrounding British Airways plane, after crash survived by all 152 aboard

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Bali, Jakarta - April 13, 2013

3. Wide tracking shots of plane wreckage off coast

4. Wide tracking shots of plane wreckage off coast

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New York - January 15, 2009

5. Security camera footage of plane landing in Hudson River

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New York - January 25, 2009

6. AP Photos - Airline Seats

7. Wide, Airliner taxiing

SOUNDBITE (English) Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer

"We've had a lot of major accidents recently where almost everybody has walked away. If you take a look, there is a British Airways crash in London's Heathrow on a 777 back in 2008. Everybody walked away from that crash, no problems. There was a Lion Air crash in Bali back in April. The plane split in half right in the ocean, short of the runway. Everybody got away from that crash, and then, of course there was "Miracle on the Hudson," the US Airways plane that landed in the Hudson River in 2009 and everybody walked away from that. The planes today are much more survivable for passengers. Back in the 60s and 70s you had about 54 percent of people on planes that crashed dying, today that's down to 39 percent. The seats themselves are stronger. The seats can withstand forces of 16 times the force of gravity. That used to happen is one row of seats with pancake into another and people wouldn't be so much hurt by the crash itself, but would be crushed by the row of seats crashing into them. There's our all sorts of different exits on planes between the over wing ones and the doors and they used to be different latches for almost every different type of aircraft. So the DC-9 would be different than a 737. That's become much more standard and simpler to open so it doesn't take an engineering degree to open an emergency exit. There's just a lever, you pull it up and you're out."


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