Put your oxygen mask on correctlyHopefully, you’ll never have to don an airplane’s oxygen mask. But god forbid you do, make sure you do it right. That means placing it over your mouth and nose. I bring this up because the photos of Southwest flight 1380—which pilot Tammie Jo Shults brought to safety after an engine exploded and one passenger died—show a number of passengers incorrectly using their oxygen masks. Here’s more on how to do it right from the Washington Post.

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4 Comments On "Put Your Oxygen Mask on Correctly"
  1. David Miller|


  2. Greg Chinn|

    What isn’t emphasized that is SOMETIMES required is sharply pulling the mask towards you to release a clip that allows the oxygen to flow. This apparently is not needed on some airplanes (eg. L-1011). A friend who is a behavioral psychologist saw videos where the passengers had problems with the air flow in testing.

    1. John Hallgren|

      I have heard that also re pulling mask to trigger flow. I also recall that in some cases (if not most), the oxygen is created by chemical reaction instead of a air tank so starting that process would require some action.

  3. Ben Lawson|

    wow thanks for this info. really love your work.

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