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Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino  
User currently offlineFlanor From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4037 times:

An aircraft taxiing to take-off at Rome Fiumicino escaped disaster today. A dog had escaped onto the platform through an open cargo door. The owner saw his dog and warned the crew. Further details unknown.

Source: Netherlands public radio news

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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

How does this make the dog the saviour?

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineHowSwedeitis From Sweden, joined Jul 2007, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
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Dog is my copilot!  Wink


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

Apparently the plane had its cargo door still open prior to take off

Must have had faulty sensor switch showing that door was not closed?

[Edited 2007-08-11 05:25:11]


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User currently offlineFlanor From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 1):
How does this make the dog the saviour?

Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers. It could just as well have gone after the nearest cat.


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 5132 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 2):
Dog is my copilot!

Shoot, that made me spit out my coffee!  Smile



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers.

Alerting the passengers to what? It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 2):
Dog is my copilot!

Dog saves!  Smile


User currently offlineLHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Err, if the dog has not escaped from it's container, jumped out of the a/c, and been seen running alongside, how would the crew know the cargo door was open? Of course the dog is the hero.....surprised he didn't get sucked in to the engine tho!



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Sorry, I just have a lot of difficulty believing that an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit. Can a commercial pilot confirm please?

User currently offlineLHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 8):
an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit.

Whether the alarm was sounding, whether it was noticed or whether it was faulty are all open to debate and confirmation. Still, stranger things have happened in aviation...!!



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3083 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

I find it hard to believe that the dog got the attention of people, not the open cargo door? Pretty hard not too see a big opening in a plane taxing....

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9533 posts, RR: 42
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3334 times:

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers.

"What's that you're trying to tell us, Lassie? The cargo door's open?"


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 10):
I find it hard to believe that the dog got the attention of people, not the open cargo door? Pretty hard not too see a big opening in a plane taxing....

Well its harder on a 737, the doors open in, than out. and most cannot spot them open from a distance.



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User currently offlinePYP757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Zvezda might have a case here. According to the Aviation safety Network: "An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside. (La Repubblica)". So the dog could be the villain after all! But is that really possible - are those doors so easy to open from the inside?


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers. It could just as well have gone after the nearest cat.

The dog was lucky not to have been jetblasted. Hot dog anyone?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Any link to this story.Something is not right.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 13):
the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside.

Neat trick!  Yeah sure

..and what "platform" did this dog supposedly jump on as the aircraft was taxiing?

Had the aircraft actually taken off with the cargo door open, the aircraft wouldn't have pressurized, and they'd have turned right back around and landed.


User currently offlineLHRBlueSkies From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 493 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Something is not right.

Hmmm, maybe this is linked somehow to the EK flight that 'diverted' to LGW after landing at LHR...!!



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7323 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
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article

An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside.

 rotfl 



User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2971 times:

Well you would have no luck on a CRJ, those have no internal opening mechanisms


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User currently offlineKennyK From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

Ok... so the dog opened the door from the inside !, it must have had a damned good safety briefing prior to take off  eyebrow 

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 3):
Apparently the plane had its cargo door still open prior to take off

Must have had faulty sensor switch showing that door was not closed?

I think you have it backwards: The sensor showed the door closed, when it was actually open.

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 8):
Sorry, I just have a lot of difficulty believing that an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit. Can a commercial pilot confirm please?

No alarm, only a light.

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 13):
Zvezda might have a case here. According to the Aviation safety Network: "An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside. (La Repubblica)". So the dog could be the villain after all! But is that really possible - are those doors so easy to open from the inside?

No cargo compartment I have ever been in has had the capability of opening the door from the inside.


User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

For a moment I thought you were refering to "Dog the Bounty Hunter!"  Smile


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 21):
No cargo compartment I have ever been in has had the capability of opening the door from the inside.

Many jets do have that capability such as 747 and several other wide-bodies. you can unlock and open the doors from the inside.



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User currently offlinePhiladelphia1 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

he has a cut under his eye? poor thing

25 Norcal773 : Hero???? The dog could have been a stray dog that managed to get into the airport. So you're saying next time I see a dog running alongside a plane I
26 Tribird1011 : the 737 as well... but i doubt a dog could open it... it's very similar to opening the door from the outside - you have to grab AND twist the handle
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