In humans, there is practically no chance of survival in the incident from a high floor of the elevator cabin
The doctor of science Adrian Newman, a physicist: "Let us suppose that all elevator cables were cut off, and assume that the elevator falls at a rate of, say, 40 miles per hour - nothing you can do to soften the blow. Moreover, at this rate of fall, you do not even have time to think, let alone to act.
You will end up as a pancake ". And it's all? And what about bounce? "For what?" To soften the blow. "It's not a good idea. You fall down at a speed of 40 miles per hour, if you decide to jump - you all the time would seem that it is time to jump. And what will be the speed of your jump? 4 miles per hour? Of 5 miles per hour? In the best case, you fall at a rate of 40-5 = 35 miles per hour. You flatten.
Let's see the other side. For example, the speed limit - 100 feet per second. Even if you were an Olympic athlete, you would be able to jump at a speed of 10 feet per second. Thus, you only reduce the speed limit to 90 feet per second. This compares with a jump from the 20th floor instead of 22 ". And then what to do? Maybe hold or pull over to the wall? "It's normal at a low speed, such as 5-10 miles per hour, and knees bent legs do not stick to you, but in a falling from a high floor the elevator is useless. It is better to work together with you in the elevator went very thick people who, in the event of a fall, as a cushion to soften your punch. On the other hand, people with thick elevator soon will fall. "