Though flying is extremely safe (you have a much higher chance of crashing your car than crashing in an airplane), there is something inherently terrifying about being 30,000 feet in the air. After all, if something goes wrong, there’s nowhere to go — and virtually no chance of survival after you hit the ground.
These grim facts have caused one man to devise a patent that could change all of that. His name is Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich, and he’s created an idea for an aircraft that provides separation of the fuselage, should anything go wrong. The idea is that just because the engine goes out, or the wing is damaged, etc, you can still land safely in a highly protected fuselage that won’t explode or break apart when it hits the ground. Check out the illustrations and a video for the proposed patent below.
This is one horrifying image, but Tatarenko’s idea suggests that it doesn’t have to be.
After the cabin detaches, parachutes slow the landing of the vessel as it falls from the sky.
The use of flotation devices can reduce the impact of the cabin, once it hits the ground.
And of course, it also means the cabin could potentially land in water.
Take a look at the video below. What do you think of this idea? Would you feel safer flying in a plane like this?