An important lesson for any traveler.
Patrick McGroarty and Doug Cameron write in The Wall Street Journal:
Some passengers aboard Southwest Flight 1380 didn’t place oxygen masks over both their mouth and nose after engine fragments broke a window on the plane at more than 30,000 feet on Tuesday, according to images from the flight and passengers on board.
Flight attendants began helping passengers use masks as they were instructed in a preflight safety briefing, after donning their own portable breathing apparatuses, said passenger Kristopher Johnson. Another passenger, Marty Martinez, said he didn’t put the mask over his mouth and nose.
A Southwest Airlines passenger broadcast a video on Facebook Live midair after an engine broke apart, apparently rupturing a window and killing a passenger.
“That 30-second demo of how to put the mask on properly is such an insignificant portion of most of our lives,” said Mr. Martinez, who used the moments after the window burst to open his laptop and purchase a Wi-Fi connection to message his family, before putting his mask over just his mouth.
“Having to use the oxygen mask for the first time amid all that chaos and the turbulence and fact that there was huge hole out the side of the window made it very difficult,” he said.
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