Pay Air Attention

| April 21, 2018

This picture was taken on Southwest flight 1380 as it was travelling from New York to Dallas with 144 passengers and five crew members on Tuesday when it was forced to land in Philadelphia after one of the Boeing 737’s engines exploded, blowing out a window.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I see people on mobile phones, talking to each other and even closing their eyes during flight safety demonstrations. This photo demonstrates that the majority of passengers wearing the masks, didn’t wear them correctly.

Remember this: Properly wearing an oxygen mask is important in a situation where a plane suddenly has a dramatic drop in cabin pressure.

The Federal Aviation Administration calls the masks “the first line of defense against the potentially lethal effects of hypoxia and carbon monoxide poisoning.” Hypoxia occurs when a person isn’t getting enough oxygen, which can cause dizziness, reduced vision, impaired judgment, unconsciousness and even death.

For the full story visit: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/04/18/southwest-1380-oxygen-masks-wrong/530867002/

Photo: Marty Martinez, (AP)

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Delia Dolor is an all-round media professional. She produces and presents television, radio and live shows. She is also a public speaker, magazine and print editor.
Delia has been credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication and to have influenced the way talk shows in the Caribbean can influence the lives of others.

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