We’ve seen parachute systems glide smaller aircraft safely to the ground in emergencies – but could they ever work for the heavyweights like Boeing’s 747?
It’s a scenario that you would normally expect to see in a James Bond film.
But that hasn’t stopped a Chinese inventor – Yu Gao (pictured) – from devising an emergency landing system for planes using layers of parachutes.
Her idea is among 1,000 inventions that are on show at the International Exhibition of Invention in Geneva, Switzerland.
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