Passenger Stories from the Hudson Plane Crash

As the plane was on fire, some prayed, while others did what you were supposed to do: read the emergency instruction about how to open the door:

Some passengers screamed, others tucked their heads between their knees, and several prayed over and over: “Lord, forgive me for my sins.” But a man named Josh who was sitting in the exit row did exactly what everyone is supposed to do but few ever do: he pulled out the safety card and read the instructions on how to open the exit door.

Which do you think was more useful?