In the event things go terribly wrong: KLM India tweets ‘safest plane seats’ guide

In the event things go terribly wrong: KLM India tweets ‘safest plane seats’ guide

eTurboNews Syndication:

The most airline passengers would prefer to not consider potential death in plane crash when booking their flights.

Nonetheless, that didn’t stop KLM India from tweeting advice to passengers on the “safest” seats within an aircraft – in the event things go terribly wrong just.

In the function that certain is spiralling groundward within an aircraft, where to be sitting is in the “rear third” of the cabin, the airline tweeted, citing “data studies” by Time.

The worst place may be the middle of the plane, where in fact the “fatality rate” may be the “highest” – and the death rate &ldquo is; lesser&rdquo marginally; for seats at the front end of the plane, KLM’s tweet said.

KLM India had earlier asked its followers should they knew where in fact the safest seats were within a competition to win “exciting KLM goodies.”

Needless to state, tweeters were surprised by the decision of question for the &ldquo fairly;exciting” competition and the airline&rsquo indeed; s blunt answer about fatality rates rather. Some wondered if the account have been hacked or if its administrators could have “missed social media marketing training.”

“I’m uncertain this can be the feature your brand wants or needs,” one individual wrote.


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“Is it possible to tell what types of fatal injuries we are able to expect from each position? Like decapitation, or boring old blunt injuries to the chest and abdomen just?” another quipped.

The airline deleted both tweets following influx of incredulous replies later, perhaps having realized it may be a tad insensitive rather than quite what passengers wished to be considering before getting into a plane journey.

“We wish to apologise for a recently available update sincerely. The post was predicated on a available aviation fact publically, and isn’t a @KLM opinion. It had been our intention to hurt anyone&rsquo never;s sentiments. The post has since been deleted,” tweeted the airline.

Author: George Taylor

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