A TikTok user shared a video in which she explained what happens during a plane crash – and why the pilot won't tell passengers when they're going down.
In the clip posted to the app by Jade, or @jade.loves.crime, she said: "If you are in a crashing plane, you won't be informed.
"Unless the pilot performs a controlled crash landing, they will likely not have the time to inform you that you're about to die… and that's probably for the best.
"If your plane nose-dives, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that you will not remain conscious, but right before things go black you might experience a sense of weightlessness – objects around you and your arms will just hover as if you're in space.
"Once it makes impact, in all likelihood, it'll be over before it begins. The g-force is so immense it will likely shatter your bones and destroy your organs, but it's unlikely you'd feel any of it.
"If the plane explodes in the air, you'd be dead before the crash.
"The explosion would rip a hole in the plane, causing explosive decompression – this means the pressure difference whirling at your body could literally rip you apart.
"You'll lose your vision, followed by your sense of clarity and finally all consciousness once in a free fall.
"So in all honesty, it sounds horrible but it would be relatively painless and fast."
Jade's clip is backed up by several airline workers, who have explained on Quora that telling passengers wouldn't be a priority for staff.
Tom Farrier from the International Society of Air Safety Investigators replied to a question on the forum website saying: "Either the crew is way too busy trying to hold things together to say anything over the PA, or the passengers will be told whatever's appropriate to ready them for what's to come."
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