Countless times I have travelled since the 60’s through land, water, and sea. And what confuses me are some of the realities that most travellers do not know. When I travelled by boat, I was given an orientation on how to use the life-saver in case of emergency.
When I travelled by air, the stewardess oriented us on how to use the life-saver in case of emergency. Until last March, I got the same orientation from stewardesses. In other words, there are no parachutes. So, the presumption is that in case of emergency, any pilot will only strive to look for a body of water to drop, and not on anything like dopping passengers alive on parachutes over land. The plane that recently landed on its belly on the Hudson river was the only alternative. But, the passengers were not able to utilized their lifesaver.