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Woman Stuck In Aircraft Door  
User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9908 times:

Hey all, I just came back from picking somebody up at the airport and I have a tragically funny story to share. So this person was on AS107 ANC-FAI. So the plane arrived and all the luggage came off of the flight, but very few people came off and not the person I was picking up. Apparently most of the plane was held up due to a woman getting stuck in the aircraft door while trying to exit the plane. I have no idea how she got on the plane, or how she fit in a couple seats, but she got stuck in the door on the way out.

I have a question (if this is true). Wouldn't this woman cause a safety hazard? In case of evacuation, she would plug the door and block other people from exiting. If this is so, could an airline deny her boarding on the basis of safety?


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9879 times:

How big must she have been?  eek 

Harry



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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9875 times:

Wow.

Many doors are designed so two passengers can evacuate at once. How large was this woman?

AAndrew


User currently offlineJohnStevens From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 43 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9866 times:

OK so she fitted on the way in but got stuck on the way out. What on Earth did they feed her?!

I know feet swell slightly during flight but not your whole body. Funny story if it is true, cruel but still funny.


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9518 times:

A picyture was just in the top-4-list... of course a wide-angle-shot...

just kidding...



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9450 times:

Which Aircraft type.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 9097 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
Which Aircraft type.

734 per the AS website.


User currently offline7LBAC111 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 2566 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 9054 times:

Quoting FlyingNanook (Thread starter):
In case of evacuation, she would plug the door

I love that phrase ... plug the door ... LMAO.

7LBAC111



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User currently offlineAirWest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8970 times:

Brings new meaning to "plug type door," doesn't it?

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8946 times:

Quoting FlyingNanook (Thread starter):
In case of evacuation, she would plug the door and block other people from exiting. If this is so, could an airline deny her boarding on the basis of safety?

In that case I would just push until she popped out like a ripe zit. For evac, disabled pax are probably a bigger problem.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8932 times:

Quoting FlyingNanook (Thread starter):
Wouldn't this woman cause a safety hazard? In case of evacuation, she would plug the door and block other people from exiting.

That's a good safety reason for allowing knives onboard.  duck 


User currently offline9V-SPF From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1375 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8886 times:

Maybe the airline served this as the pre-landing snack  Wink





User currently offlineOlympicbis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8827 times:

If she had flown on Ryanair, she certainly would not have had this kind of problem.....

User currently offlineMandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6956 posts, RR: 76
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8512 times:

So who should she sue? the manufacturer or the certifying agency?

j/k

Mandala499



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User currently offlineLee From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 8468 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 13):
So who should she sue? the manufacturer or the certifying agency?

j/k

the people that sold her the food  Wink


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13170 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 8401 times:

Perhaps she slipped, planted her foot wrong or caught her shoe heel at the door threshold and fell in the doorway. If someone were to fall in the doorway, they might have been injured and couldn't be removed until EMT's arrived to prevent further injury.

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7911 times:

Quoting Mandala499 (Reply 13):
So who should she sue? the manufacturer or the certifying agency?

boeing, for making their doors so small...

seriously, if she was in an aisle seat, i feel sorry for the guy next to the window.

Only in America.....



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User currently offlineLando From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7826 times:

Plug the door... lmao thats funny

User currently offlineMiamiair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7777 times:

Pressurize the airplane.

User currently offlineEK156 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2005, 765 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7587 times:

Maybe she got stuck in another way!! Maybe she is not as large as everybody thinks... could be something else...

Is there any report on this? If it was true that she got stuck because she is big... then big is an understatement... and I don't think one seat would have been remotely enough for her!!! Damn!!!

I hope she didn't get badly injured!


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2491 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

Here's what she'll need for her next flight:


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User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7218 times:

Quoting Aa757first (Reply 2):
Many doors are designed so two passengers can evacuate at once. How large was this woman?

Perhaps she had eaten another passenger shortly before deplaning?


User currently offlineN867BX From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

Was my mother in law on that flight?

User currently offlineBlackbird1331 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1894 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6913 times:

Well, if she had taken up two seats, she probably ate for two. And maybe she could not fit into the lavatory. 2+2.


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User currently offlineFrancoBlanco From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6876 times:

Tim Taylor has got a new joke about Al´s mom.

25 Post contains links and images ACDC8 : Note to Alaska Airlines: View Large View MediumPhoto © Chris Benesh/back2planes To avoid these problems in the future, may we recommend using one
26 Post contains images AirPacific747 : lol I saw that program about Southwest Airlines when I was in Canada a couple of months ago and there was this fat lady who was denied boarding the pl
27 PA110 : OK folks, enough already with the fat jokes. You're simply proving that A.net has the collective maturity of a 3 year old. Nobody with sufficient mobi
28 Post contains images A319114 : Ah come on let us have some fun :P This thread cheered up my night, so keep them coming
29 AS739X : ACDC8, sorry, we didn't have combi available for yesterdays flight! I'll have to call up to AK and see what the real story is! ASSFO
30 Post contains images N867BX : Nothing like relative obscurity to bring out the child in us.
31 Post contains images A3204eva : ROFLMFAO
32 Post contains links and images AirPacific747 : This one is needed right after Christmas View Large View MediumPhoto © Serge Bailleul - AirTeamImages
33 Post contains images Galapagapop : Whether she was fat or not maybe debated but it brings up a valid point, as there still are very few (if any) people who could plug a main entrance, b
34 Bluewave 707 : Sounds like the time I was on a PSA MD-81 back in 1983 when a very large man tried to 2x to enter the forward lav face 1st, then got in side-stepping
35 Post contains images IDAWA : In the middle? A very clever move, in sight of a possible evacuation: If had troubles with a normal door, what the hell would have happened with an o
36 Post contains images PanHAM : She did not have to use the toilet in flight of course., else she would not have caused a problem at the door. I had that kind of experience one on a
37 Incitatus : If I'm prevented from exiting the aircraft in an emergency because someone huge blocks the exit, can I sue this person because his/her careless eating
38 Kaneporta1 : I didn't know Free Willy 4 takes place in an aircraft...
39 DeltaGuy767 : Shows you how big of a problem obesity has become in America. But then the National FB's Association of America and the ACLU(American Civil Liberties
40 FlyingNanook : Sorry I didn't get to update with info sooner, I've been busy with work and tutoring math. I never saw the woman, because I was waiting in the car out
41 777ER : OK folks, enough already with the fat jokes. You're simply proving that A.net has the collective maturity of a 3 year old. Sounds like some one is ten
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