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You usually hear about plane crashes or search and rescue missions on the news. We'll explore how to survive disasters like this and more.

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How to Survive a Plane Crash

A plane crash is every air traveler's nightmare. But there are things you can do to better your chances of making it out alive. We've uncovered some plane crash myths and the real-life stories of survivors.


10 Possible Future Disasters

10 Possible Future Disasters

Some people think artificial intelligence will overtake humanity. Find out what other future disasters could cause dramatic change at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can drones be used for search and rescue?

Can drones be used for search and rescue?

Drones can be used for search and rescue, but there's a lot more that we could do with drones to save lives. Learn more about drone search and rescue. See more »

10 People Who Survived the Impossible

10 People Who Survived the Impossible

The will to survive is ingrained in all of us, but some have had that will tested to the extremes. See 10 people who have survived the impossible. See more »

10 Disaster Survival Tips for Pets

10 Disaster Survival Tips for Pets

Are you looking for some disaster survival tips for pets? Check out this article and learn 10 disaster survival tips for pets. See more »

Who pays for search and rescue operations?

Who pays for search and rescue operations?

Who pays for search and rescue operations? Read about the cost of rescues and who pays for search and rescue. See more »

How the Coast Guard Foundation Works

How the Coast Guard Foundation Works

The Coast Guard Foundation is a civilian nonprofit that supports Coast Guard members and their families. Read about the Coast Guard Foundation. See more »

Could you survive a plane crash?

Could you survive a plane crash?

How much do you know about surviving a plane crash? Take the plane crash survival quiz to find out. See more »

The Ultimate Search and Rescue Quiz

The Ultimate Search and Rescue Quiz

The Ultimate Search and Rescue Quiz tests how much you know about wilderness rescue situations. Prove what you know with these search and rescue questions. See more »

Could you break these records? Take the quiz

Could you break these records? Take the quiz

The insane feats quiz tests how much you know about bizarre records in human achievement. Take the insane feats quiz. See more »

5 Amazing Rescues

5 Amazing Rescues

In these rescue stories, you'll learn about people and animals who saved others while putting their own lives at risk. Read these rescue stories. See more »