An inventor has unveiled a mode of aircraft with detachable cabins and he believes that detaching the cabins during air crash can save many lives.
Vladimir Tatarenko introduced a video that shows the working of detachable cabin idea during an aviation emergency.
According to the video, the cabin would detach from plane and land safely on the ground or water with the help of attached parachutes, boosters and rubber tubes that would inflate on water.
As he told to LiveLeak, “Surviving a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor.”
The existing technology of using Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design.
“It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system,” he added.
The aviation engineer has been working on this project for over three years and expects that his concept would help in saving many lives. His design also included some space at the bottom of detachable cabin where passengers’ luggage could be stored.
“It doesn’t make sense from a cost benefit analysis, from both mechanical, economic and operational reasons,” a viewer of the video said.
“Of the millions of flights a year, less than 500 people die worldwide a year. Seems not terribly cost effective,” another commented.
“Although a fantastic idea this would be insanely expensive, and it would cost the consumer exponentially,” Another remarked.