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767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters  
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19933 times:

Plane loses emergency slide in mid-air, no reported injury

Budapest, February 23 (MTI) - An air-filled emergency airplane exit-slide accidentally inflated and fell from a plane in midair, just outside of Budapest on Thursday night, but apparently hurt no one, air traffic safety reported on Thursday night.

http://english.mti.hu/default.asp?menu=1&theme=2&cat=25&newsid=215798

"I told to keep your hands of that thing!", "I say Keep o..

The slide hasn´t been found yet..

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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6371 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19915 times:

Wow, crazy. I did not even know that could happen. Anyone know what airline it was? First guess would of course be MALEV, but if it was going to Spain with no people on board...

User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19915 times:

I bet it will be on Ebay for sale within 12 hours!

I suppose it was a FCF (functional check flight) gone bad?


User currently offlineSNA350 From Belgium, joined Dec 2005, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19838 times:

it's probably because the door was partially opened while still armed (per accident offcourse)
and some turbulence made the bottle snap

happened before I heard

[Edited 2006-02-24 01:00:43]


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 19781 times:

Sounds too far fetched. The slide pack is mounted to the inside of the door so how it ended up on the outside of the plane without opening the door I have no idea.


"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog"
User currently offlineFr8Mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5657 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 19545 times:

Sounds like the overwing slide to me and not a door slide.


When seconds count...the police are minutes away.
User currently offlineYVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 669 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19387 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
The slide pack is mounted to the inside of the door so how it ended up on the outside of the plane without opening the door I have no idea.

While some aircraft have the slides mounted on the interior bottom part of the door, there are others in which they are located below the door and are stored in the fuselage. If you look at pictures of the A380 while being developed, it'll give you a better idea of what I mean.

-YVRtoYYZ


User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19368 times:

The slides at the overwings on 767s are packed into a hatch that is on the outside of the aircraft; it opens and the slide deploys when the overwing exit is opened.

User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19309 times:

Fr8, agreed.

Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment. Smart money says that's where the deployment came from.

The bustles on the 76 floor-level exits are stored in the door itself. The aircraft would be pressurized at 3000m, so if the slide made its way outside, there would also be a resulting decompression. No mention was made of this at all, something I would consider more newsworthy even if the aircraft was operating a non-revenue flight.


User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19252 times:

Quoting 777gk (Reply 8):
Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment. Smart money says that's where the deployment came from.

I believe there have been several incidents with the over wing slide deploying in flight on the 767. Issues somewhat similar to engine cowlings where the latches appear to be engaged but in fact are not. Apparently the 767 compartment cover is especially tricky appearing to be closed but the latches are not properly engaged.

Okie


User currently offlineMarkHKG From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19252 times:

This is not unheard of, and is a known problem for escape slides of this type (the offwing slide mounting).

Boeing 757 incident in 1993

"A visual inspection revealed that the left overwing emergency escape slide deployed and separated in flight."


https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X12640&key=1



Release your seat-belts and get out! Leave everything!
User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 19182 times:

This happened once before on a 767 departing somewhere out of the Caribbean toward Europe about three or four years ago. It was an overwing slide which inflated and then it was ripped off the aircraft by the airflow. I'll bet that this was an overwing slide also that inflated.

User currently offlineDeC From Greece, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 18121 times:

If still not found, some kids in a backyard somewhere might very easily have a handy toy to enjoy as we speak!  Wink


DEC
User currently offlineFlyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14411 times:

Not known which airline it is, but I guess it will be Air Europa...

User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14052 times:

I can't remember for sure, but in the early 90’s a Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747 series 200 lost a slide over Slough on take off from London Heathrow airport, I remember it being on the News.

As far as Air Europa goes a friend who works for them said all of their Boeing 767’s are all serviceable, so my money is set on MALEV for sure...

Kimberly.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13965 times:

It's better than this, I suppose. Big grin



User currently offline777DAD From Germany, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13915 times:

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 2):

Up" Up" in E-baYyyyyyy, Awayyyyyyyyy!
I love this stuff! He Heh!  highfive 
On a lighter side,Thank God noone was hurt.  veryhappy 



"I love to fly,I just don't do it enough"
User currently offlineTRISTARSTEVE From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4069 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 13439 times:

Quoting 777gk (Reply 8):
Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment

BA B767-300 have four doors, and no exterior slides.
Their B757 are the same.


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 13080 times:

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 13):
Not known which airline it is, but I guess it will be Air Europa...



Quoting VSGirl (Reply 14):
As far as Air Europa goes a friend who works for them said all of their Boeing 767’s are all serviceable, so my money is set on MALEV for sure...

No, its not Malev. According to several Hungarain press reports; the aircaft was from a "Spanish Carrier" undergoing maintance at ACE complex Hungary. The aircaft returned to BUD after the incident and a investigation is being launched.

If you can read Hungarian, here you go...

http://www.mno.hu/index.mno?cikk=338...2fb3b926dcc252a4459461650c6&pass=2
http://hirstart.hu/kereses.php?freeword=767

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineStanstedFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12813 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
It's better than this, I suppose.

HAHAHAHAHAH! I love that photo, that's great! Would have been even better if it were a Ryanair about to depart! Woohooooo!



View the photos by C Newman on Airliners.net!
User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12774 times:

Quoting TRISTARSTEVE (Reply 17):
BA B767-300 have four doors, and no exterior slides.
Their B757 are the same.

X 2 = 8 Total

Tod


User currently offlinePillowTester From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12645 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):

If something like that picture happened in flight or while people were aboard, how dangerous could that be?

Would that possibly suffocate anyone sitting nearby?



...said Dan jubilantly.
User currently offlinePlanefreakaa From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12470 times:

AA had a 757 overwing exit slide deploy in flight a couple of weeks ago, the slide just ripped off during flight doing some minor damage to the horizontal stabilizer, but the plane landed safely

User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11175 times:

PLEASE DELETE
filler

[Edited 2006-02-24 21:11:01]

User currently offlineRemcor From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 10446 times:

The chances may be slim, but if when the slide pulled off it had draped around the wing, obstructing airflow and preventing the slats on one side from deploying it could have been a catastrophe.

25 Tu154m : Depends on the 767 door config as to where the slides are located. If an a/c has 4 full size doors, one fwd, one fwd of wing, one aft of wing, and one
26 Post contains images MarkHKG : If the 757 or 767 aircraft has overwing exits, then it has an offwing slide in the exterior compartment. Some early 747 variants also had the overwing
27 KrisYYZ : It's been found!! After days of searching, the slide/raft was found at the end of the runway on BUD grounds. It fell off the Spanish B767 more likely
28 RobertS975 : And of course, nobody on board would have so much as a Swiss Army knife to try to puncture the thing and deflate it!
29 Ikramerica : wow, misreported by the news? does that happen? sounds like a mistake during maintenance, as it was a plane in for service, and the slide came off rig
30 MarkHKG : There have been instances where evacuation slides (NOT life rafts, as seen in the above picture) have deployed inside the cabin. Noteably, the SQ 006
31 Post contains images Hmmmm... : I'm I the only one wondering about a member going by the name PillowTester who wants to know how effective a suffocating device this would make?
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