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An air hostess has revealed the true purpose lights are dimmed throughout take-off and touchdown.

Sue Fogwell, who used to work for United Airlines, has stated that the cabin crew on flights flip down the overhead lights for a vital purpose.

She revealed: “The lights in the cabin are dimmed at dusk and when it’s dark out, so your eyesight can adjust in order to more easily evacuate the aircraft.”

Going from a bright environment to a dark one can take time for our eyes to get used to. It can take anywhere from 20 minutes to half an hour for our pupils to fully acclimatise, The Sun reports.

Therefore, in the event of an emergency during take-off or landing, dimming the lights means passengers eyesight will be better, ensuring a safer evacuation.

This is because it’s easier “to see the ground lights that result in exits” – based on Fogwell.

On the flip facet, if it is shiny outdoors, flight attendants will flip the cabin lights on so you are not blinded as you exit the aircraft.

But don’t let this scare you, the possibilities of your aircraft crashing is one in 1.2 million and the chances of dying are one in 11 million.

Emergency landings are a bit extra frequent, with one in each 50,000 flights experiencing one. These sorts of emergencies have a lot larger survival charges.

Turbulence can also be not harmful. At flight cruising ranges, solely about three % of the environment has mild turbulence, about one % has reasonable turbulence and some tenths of a % has extreme turbulence.

Turbulence is irregular air motion that causes erratic modifications within the altitude or angle of the aircraft, which seems like bumpiness, choppiness or tossing for the individuals on board.

The majority of accidents from turbulence happen when somebody shouldn’t be carrying their seatbelt similar to falling into seats or the perimeters of the cabin or baggage falling out of overhead bins.