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Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo  
User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3811 posts, RR: 34
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

This past summer, An American Airlines jet bound for Orlando was forced to return to DFW after smoke started filling the cabin. This was the article which ran in The Dallas Morning News regarding the incident:

http://www.dallasnews.com/metro/113557_airtrouble_18m.html

So why are these people just standing around on the wing like they were at a cocktail party or something? Were they afraid they were going to break a nail?

LoneStarMike

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User currently offlineBostonBeau From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

That is a bizarre photo. If I had just climbed out of an airliner whose cabin had filled with smoke, the last place I would want to be is right over several thousand gallons of flammable liquid!

User currently offlineThe Ticketor From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 434 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

That doesn't look good at all! What the h**l is the cabin crew doing?

User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Maybe it would be easier to evacuate passengers over the wing if Boeing (737) & McDD (MD80/90) had installed overwing slides like Airbus did on the A320 instead of making them slide down the flaps & fall to the ground. I hate that idea because what if the flaps failed & couldn't be lowered, yet the aircraft was still on fire? The jump most likely would cause very serious injuries.

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1442 times:

My guess is that they're shocked.
In an emergency, some people are going to panik and not know what to do, and will probably act like sheep! Therefore if one person just runs out onto the wing and stands there, others are likely to do the same.

I'm not a psycollogist (sp?) but I reckon that's likely to happen.

Jamie.


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

I can't buy this! There is a crash tender standing in the shot! Wouldn't the fireman be SCREAMING for them to get down! Does no one know how to evacuate! Someone at Delta Should be SHOT for this! This goes to Delta's heiracharcal flight crew system, if the pilot does not give the order nothing happens.

Peter


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

Obviously it turned out the situation was not life threatening. You can clearly see a ladder at the trailing edge of the wing. I can only draw the conclusion that they were going to get them off the wing in an orderly manner to avoid un-necessary injury. Easy really!

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24907 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

To be honest, nothing you Americans do surprise me now. ( No offence to Americans on this forum ) Because Americans have an image of being quite stupid where i live. I know every1 on here would get off that wing as fast as they could. PS I ain't trying to offend anyone
GKirk



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineFlyboy_se From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 806 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1368 times:


Delta?
As far as i could see, the plane on the picture is American Airlines MD-80.
I wonder where you got Delta from



I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter
User currently offlineAlitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1368 times:

If you are not trying to offend, then what exactly is your point?

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1364 times:

Alitis- Don't blame him for thinking Americans are stupid, blame who ever brought Jerry Springer to Europe.

User currently offlineDavid_mx From Mexico, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1354 times:

People there seems to be really happy, they are even dancing on the wing! Just Kidding.

From my personal point of view there was no reason to be in panic.

Im not a pilot, just an student, and I think that can be compared but that happen in my car too, i mean the guy that did the oil change threw a lot on the engine and he didn't tell me, so after 15 minutes I got tons of smoke from the Air Conditioner, at first I thoght the car was in fire, but then I noticed the info on the panel and had no info, everything was OK but tons of oil over the engine, and came back to fix the problem.

David


User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1337 times:

That's ok, GKirk, where I come from people think that Scotsmen are ill-tempered, poorly-schooled, skirt-wearing fools who take a few too many liberties with their livestock. But so long as you and I can rise above these stereotypes, we will all get along just fine.

Of course it goes without saying that I mean no offense.  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1319 times:

WN boy - no, that's the Welsh. Big grin  Wow! Big grin

User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1317 times:

To me it looks like those people were told to form a barrior to provent people from walking off the end of the wing. Doesn't it look lke they are directing them towards the ladder. Although if there was flames coming from the plane I doubt those people would stick around to help others. I don't know, your right it is a strange picture.

User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 1310 times:

Standing on the wings heh? Maybe it's coctail hour waiting for a txi slot?

User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1239 times:

I donot know if you guys are telling the Truth but someone said that Boeing does not install Slides on the wings?? That is wrong. Here Down Under all airlines Have slides on the Emergency Wings. AirNZ, AirPacifc, Qantas, Air Calin etc.....

Cheers
mikey


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

It was American, I stand corrected. Regarding Gkirk: fortunately American's are not all stupid, we don't delegate entire states as generating Stupid people. Imagine if we Americans thought all Britains were :

Hyacinth Bucket, Wilberforst Clayborne Humphries, and Monty Python! No American's are not stupid, if we were Leyland would be selling us automobiles!


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

ANZ, the Boeing products that have slides on the wings are the 747, 757, 767, and 777-300. The installation of overwing evac slides are not dictated by the airline, but rather the design of the aircraft. The takeoff and landing flap settings are sufficient ramps for evacuees, and there is only a gap of a few feet between the ground and the bottom of the flap on the 737 and, in this case, the MD-80, even at the next lower setting from fully retracted. The Airbus narrowbodies are much longer-legged than their equivalent Boeing products, and it would not be safe to have such a large space between the ground and the wing. FAA and JAA pushed Airbus to install these on the A320, which is also what happened with Boeing and the 757.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24907 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

With reference to my earlier comment, Americans do have a reputation of being stupid here in the UK. This is a fact. I was just stating a fact. Anyway, its well-known that us Scots and the Irish are the best people for partying. We are officially the happiest people in the world, and Im sure if there was a problem with the plane we would all want to get off it as quickly as possible just to be safe, but looking at the people in the pic. Looks like they ain't concerned with their well being.
Regards my American chums.
GKirk



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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