Airplane Parachutes

There have been a couple of single-engine planes in the news recently that have been saved by having parachutes that can be deployed in an emergency to save the plane and passengers. Large planes are too heavy for this to be feasible for them, but what if they had a section of the plane that could detach in a dire emergency that did include a parachute large and strong enough to save the section. It would be a lot lighter than the whole plane. If you wanted to design the section to be big enough to save everyone, the passengers would have to pack into it like sardines, and there would likely be injuries and deaths in the saved section, but this is a hell of a lot better than certain death for everyone on board.

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