Fly777ual From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3 Posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 991 times:
Why do some planes (usually the foreign carriers) have the red "cut here" markers on the top of the fuselage. I understand what they show to rescue crews, but why are they there?? Is it some government regulation or something? It makes some of the planes look awful with their carrier's livery and those.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29892 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 991 times:
I know that if you walk into any airport fire station in this country there usually with be at least on poster of a common type of aircraft for that area that showes where all of the cut points on it are. I also belive that there is a manual that is out there that you have to have at a airport that has the cut points and door locations and operating instructions on it.
I know I have an old military TM(Technical Manual) at home that has this information for some of the old US Army Types.
The markins are actually there to show where to cun and not hit a stringer or a service galley, or wiring underneath the skin of the airplane.
Guys lets not jump down Fly777ual throat over the definition of Forgien. I slip up sometimes and refer to overseas operators as forgien instead of their country of origin. Force of habit I guess.
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