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Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: Gonzalo
Posted 2013-08-11 12:29:19 and read 21617 times.

Really unfortunate incident :

http://avherald.com/h?article=466b79cf&opt=0

Let's hope this poor woman can have a full recovery

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: Q
Posted 2013-08-11 13:00:43 and read 21307 times.

One day maybe all aircraft should have sensor if gate jetway or staircase remove the warning yellow flashing lights come on if move away. It would be better for people to alert it. If the door closed flash lights will turn it off. That makes sense!


Q

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: RussianJet
Posted 2013-08-11 13:20:00 and read 21096 times.

Oh dear, that's a nasty thing to happen. All too easy to see how it can be done when you're in a rush. Here's wishing her a speedy recovery, and being grateful for the fact that she wasn't injured even worse.

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: Viscount724
Posted 2013-08-11 15:12:28 and read 20327 times.

Reminds me of this Ryanair accident last year.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...rdess-suffers-head-injuries-826729

There have been a few fatal accidents involving falls from aircraft. Two that come to mind.

AA flight attendant fell from the door of an A300 after he opened the door to evacuate the aircraft following an emergency landing at MIA in 2000. The aircraft wasn't depressurized and he was sucked out and fell to the concrete below.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94950&page=1
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2001/A01_16_22.pdf

Mechanic (part of the crew) on a charter 737-200 in the U.S. fell and was killed while trying to close the door before departure during a thundersorm.
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...ef.aspx?ev_id=20070718X00958&key=1
http://dms.ntsb.gov/aviation/Acciden...ecc551cetxub31/A08112013120000.pdf

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: VC-10
Posted 2013-08-11 15:30:08 and read 20163 times.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
The aircraft wasn't depressurized and he was sucked out and fell to the concrete

Small point but he was blown out - not sucked out.

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: boeingguy26
Posted 2013-08-11 20:08:38 and read 17466 times.

Best wishes and a speedy recovery for her.

Topic: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: md80fanatic
Posted 2013-08-11 20:47:40 and read 16847 times.

Never assume anything when it comes to an airplane, in flight or not. The same as a handgun, a moment's inattention can be fatal.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: mafi29
Posted 2013-08-12 00:35:27 and read 13380 times.

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 4):
Small point but he was blown out - not sucked out.

That depends on the point of view. If you look at it from outside the aircraft, he was sucked out from the lower pressure outside   

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: Smittyone
Posted 2013-08-12 03:35:33 and read 10685 times.

Quoting mafi29 (Reply 7):
That depends on the point of view. If you look at it from outside the aircraft, he was sucked out from the lower pressure outside

And it definitely sucked for him either way!

I'm surprised the door could open with that much of a pressure differential.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: Lofty
Posted 2013-08-12 05:17:24 and read 9080 times.

I know some airlines do not allow the doors to be opened unless somthing is outside such as a Jetty, Steps or a Highlift.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: jayeshrulz
Posted 2013-08-12 06:32:56 and read 7822 times.

Last month Indigo 6E lost its engineer after he fell from the Rear right door while clicking pictures for Maintenance.

A320 is a tall model compared to the 737 and having said worked on that, one needs to be a extra careful.

Wishing her a speedy recovery.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: cornutt
Posted 2013-08-12 07:44:23 and read 6631 times.

Quoting Smittyone (Reply 8):
I'm surprised the door could open with that much of a pressure differential.

I was too. I'm pretty sure that on all of the A's & B's in production now, it's impossible to open the doors when the cabin is pressurized.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: 777way
Posted 2013-08-12 07:47:14 and read 6567 times.

some kid had fallen of a KLM 747 at Karachi in the 80s or so, luckily she wasn't hurt too bad.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: BLRAviation
Posted 2013-08-12 08:15:19 and read 6066 times.

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 10):
Last month Indigo 6E lost its engineer after he fell from the Rear right door while clicking pictures for Maintenance.

I have taken pictures of 6E A320s at night and noticed all the doors open. http://pilotnewsmag.com/?p=10525 I did not realise Dev was taking pictures. From the news story it appears otherwise.

In 2008 a Jet Airways flight attendant fell down from a 737 http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...eak-accident-airlines-spokesperson

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: brilondon
Posted 2013-08-12 12:28:48 and read 2332 times.

I guess that there will be new safeguards put in after this...maybe.

Topic: RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320
Username: ScottishDavie
Posted 2013-08-12 12:37:58 and read 2205 times.

Quoting brilondon (Reply 14):
I guess that there will be new safeguards put in after this...maybe.

Big maybe. It's over ten years since a U2 captain was severely injured at EDI when he fell out while trying to close a door and as others have said there have been several accidents in more recent years.

http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-80929.html

As a matter of interest does anybody know what happened to Captain Rutherford? Was he ever fit to return to flying?


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