Detachable Airplane Cabin to Save Lives During Crash
This is the latest attempt to make air travel more secure. Meet detachable cabin, at least according to a Russian inventor who released his designs for the technology this week.
Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich has spent three years working on the project, which would allow for an airplane’s cabin to detach at any point during mid-flight, takeoff, or landing in case of emergency, The Independent reported.
In the event of detachment, parachutes would deploy to deliver the cabin to a safe landing on the ground or in the water.
Nikolaevich’s patented design even includes space underneath the cabin so that passengers’ luggage will detach in the event of an emergency, too.
The inventor claims that 95% percent of those he interviewed—although he didn’t divulge how many people he talked to— would be in favor of paying more for airplane tickets if the detachable cabin were to become a standard feature.
Still, not everyone is completely on-board with the idea, with some people questioning the cost-effectiveness, whether the detachable cabin would compromise the structural integrity of the rest of the plane, and what happens to the pilots after the cabin detaches.