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In Pictures: Amid deepening jet-disappearance mystery, Chinese flight crews train to prepare for the worst

In the wake of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Chinese security company wanted to emphasize the importance of aviation safety by teaching trainees emergency evacuation procedures and close-quarter combat skills to handle situations such as natural disasters and plane hijacks. Here's a look at a day of training.

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Inspired by the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a Chinese security company wanted to emphasize the importance of aviation safety by teaching trainees emergency evacuation procedures and close-quarter combat skills to handle situations such as natural disasters and plane hijacks. Here an instructor demonstrates close-quarter combat skills inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight-attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor teaches flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor teaches flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor shows how to open a cabin door inside a scale model of a passenger jet during a course on emergency evacuation at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor demonstrates close-quarter combat skills during a special course on flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor demonstrates how to use a scarf to cover a student's head during a demonstration of close-quarter combat skills at a special course on flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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An instructor demonstrates close-quarter combat skills.

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Trainees at a special course in flight safety.

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An instructor demonstrates close-quarter combat skills during a special course on flight safety inside a scale model of a passenger jet at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

JASON LEE/REUTERS

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A trainee opens a cabin door inside a scale model of a passenger jet during an emergency evacuation course at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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Trainees practice emergency evacuation from a scale model of a passenger jet during a special course on flight safety at a flight attendant training centre on the outskirts of Beijing, March 18, 2014.

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