Kearnet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
That's not a slide.
It's a raft. I'm not sure which aircraft type this is but I know on some 757's they're stored in a compartment above the center isle (The emergancy card shows and illistration of two people getting it down). judging fromt he seating config, I think that's what this was. I can only guess maybe it fell and the release cord got pulled.
VHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2425 times:
It's a Virgin Blue 737
On 737s, the rafts are also in the ceiling compartments, and depedning on which type, they're in different locations.
On the 737 800, they're at the front, and also at the overwings; as in a ditching the aft doors are of no help as they'd be in the water due to the length of the aircraft. Whereas the shorter series have them at the forward and the aft doors.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31754 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
Probably someone Installing the Escape Raft without the Safety pin on.The Safety pin would be removed after the Raft is Installed in location to be activated by Door opening in Emegency.
There is a Manual Deflation plug to Deflate the Slide/Raft too.
This looks like a Mx error while replacing.