It is kind of the unthinkable, but it is important to think about it. How do you protect yourself in an emergency plane landing or crash?
Bracing your body properly is one of the most important steps you can take to help prevent injury or death. How you should position your body is greatly dependent on the type of seat you are in. If there is a seat in front of you, cross your hands and place them on the head rest. Rest your forehead on top of your hands. In this position you will be thrown around far less than if your head was not there.
If there is not a seat in front you, bend over as far as you can, grab your legs behind your knees, and keep your head down until the plane stops.
Do your best to plant your feet back as far as possible because of the way that legs and feet tend to fly out. You can suffer broken bones from poor foot positioning. It is best to stow carry-on luggage under the seat. This provides a block so the feet and legs cannot go up under the seat in front.
The causes of plane crashes are often at the hand of professional negligence or product malfunction. If you or someone you know has suffered injury or death in a plane crash you have the right to hold negligent airlines responsible.