I have to admit that as I grow older, I'm not a huge fan of flying even though I have been around planes my whole life since my father is an aerospace engineer, had his pilot's license and was at one point certified to fly a 737. While this crash involved a small plane, I remember seeing a show a number of years ago that suggested that passengers should count the number of seat rows between themselves and the nearest exit so as to be able to feel their way out in a smoke-filled plane. Another tip was to wear sturdy shoes that would be suitable to wear in a debris-filled situation and clothing made of natural fibers like cotton or wool, as these materials will not melt into your skin like synthetic fibers...gross, I know. Call me paranoid, but I always count rows, wear a good pair of boots and cotton clothing. Read more about the plane crash in California here in which everyone fortunately survived.
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Firefighters battle a blaze at Wells Cargo Self Storage after a single-engine plane crashed into one of the storage buildings, Saturday, April 9, in Camarillo, Calif.