12/06/2011 08:11 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2011

How To Survive A Plane Crash (VIDEO)

How to survive a plane crash. It's a common thought with luckily little application.

When the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane crashed into the Hudson River in January 2009, all 154 passengers survived. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger was credited with saving the lives of everyone on board. In July, HuffPost Travel caught up with the hero pilot who told us that passengers -- even the terrified ones -- need to learn about the plane they're on in case of an emergency. "It's incumbent for travelers to take safety [into their hands, too.] Learn the emergency exits; learn how many rows are between you and an exit; does the plane offer life vests or seat cushions? It's your responsibility," he told HuffPost Travel.

Today's Tom Costello went to Reagan National Airport to practice what it takes to survive a plane crash.

WATCH his interview and experience below: