Aviation Life in water 

4 Out of 150

Number of lives saved by flotation devices in history of aviation.

Of the 150 passengers on the Miracle on the Hudson Flight in 2009, only 4 out of 150 passengers were able to securely fasten their life vests despite plenty of warning of the emergency water landing and a skilled crew.

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