Capt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Thank you for the reply.
Are these put in place as a result of the Saudi L-1011 fire in 1980? In that incident, all 300+ aboard died, even though the plane made a safe emergency landing. After landing, fire rescue teams were unable to open the doors and free passengers from the burning aircraft. I haven't seen these on other 777s or any other aircraft / airline. Interesting feature though.