A Ukranian engineer has come up with the design of an aircraft with a detachable cabin which can be ejected at any time including during in-flight emergency situations and allow passengers to land safely even on water, according to a media report on Sunday.
The invention by Tatarenko Vladimir Nikolaevich could possibly save hundreds of lives in the event of a mid-air plane disaster, the mirror reported.
Nikolaevich had been working on the project for the past three years and released the designs of his invention recently, the report said.
The detachable cabin of the plane could be ejected at any time during take off, mid-flight or landing and allow the passengers to land safely on water or on the ground due to parachutes attached to the cabin which would automatically open once the lower capsule is separated from the aircraft.
“Surviving in a plane crash is possible. While aircraft engineers all over the world are trying to make planes safer, they can do nothing about the human factor,” Tatarenko told LiveLeak.
“The existing technology of using of Kevlar and carbon composites for fuselage, wings, flaps, spoilers, ailerons, tail will be used during the design,” Tatarenko said. “It allows to partly compensate the weight of parachute system,” he added.
The design includes a storage space that holds passengers’ luggage underneath the cabin, so there won’t be any lost luggage during the flight if it has to detach.
The new design is not the first invention of Tatarenko. Last year, Tatarenko received patents for an invention with an escape capsule system that would rescue passengers on board.