What should you do in a plane emergency? Leave everything behind

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An airline trade group predicts more than 42.5 million people will fly on U.S. carriers during this holiday season. That’s up three and a half percent from last year.

Flying is considered the safest way to travel, but it can still have problems. Two Southwest jets made emergency landings this week, and a United Airlines plane skidded to a stop in San Antonio when its landing gear collapsed.

In October, at least two dozen people suffered minor injuries when an American Airlines plane burst into flames at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, forcing 170 people to evacuate. Some of the passengers filed a lawsuit claiming American Airlines was negligent in supervising and directing the evacuation.

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Sully Sullenberger
Sully Sullenberger
Captain "Sully" Sullenberger has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been dubbed the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a safety expert, speaker, and author. He currently serves on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee for Automation in Transportation, and still flies privately.

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