What Is Hypoxia?

September 5, 2014 7:44 PM

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Glazer's plane, a private single-engine turboprop, took off from Rochester, New York and was supposed to land in Naples, Florida. The plane crashed in the ocean north of Jamaica Friday afternoon. Larry and Jane Glazer were reportedly the only two passengers.

As noted at Time magazine, if an airplane cabin loses pressurization and supplemental oxygen is not deployed in time, hypoxia can affect passengers aboard the plane.

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