Ushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2992 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8414 times:
Quoting Caspritz78 (Reply 4):
Anyway the article is complaining that the passengers had to crawl out of the exits, down a stairway and that there were no slides. What a nonsense. The ATR has no slides.
I am sure some pax felt entitled to their 2 meter slide experience, which is a lot worse than actually getting hurt...
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 942 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7415 times:
Quoting Manfredj (Reply 6): I hear the longer the slide, the worse the burn. I've always been curious as to what the slide looks like from the upper deck of the 747. Anyone have some photos of them deployed?
The 747 that snapped in half at Brussels a few weeks back had slides deployed from the top deck, there are dozens of shots on A.net.
I wonder what started the fire. I cant see it being likely that the tyre would burst into flames in taxi, an emergency stop at landing speed possibly. Wonder if there was some fuel spilled on the brake mechanism accidentally.
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4500 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 6526 times:
Quoting GST (Reply 7): I wonder what started the fire. I cant see it being likely that the tyre would burst into flames in taxi, an emergency stop at landing speed possibly.
Wonder how long they were taxiing--brakes can get exceptionally hot (definitely hotter than you'd think) on a long taxi. Plus if there was a relatively quick turnaround there may have been residual heat.