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WTF: Don't leave home without one

4 September 2015

It's safe to say that most of us would gladly swap the overhead oxygen mask and in-flight safety announcements for something a little more useful when we travel by air... like a parachute.

However, the swift and often catastrophic nature of mid-air incidents suggests that this precaution is likely to be next to useless in the event of an aircraft failure or collision.

Not so in the case of a mid-air collision in northwestern Slovakia in mid-August. While the crash...

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