Freqyflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3370 times:
I was just watching "Catch me if you can" where the Frank Abagnale (DeCaprio) charachter escapes from the cabin of a pressurized jet through the restroom and then through the wheel well at landing. There have been variations of this in other films but since this particular movie is based on a true story, I was wondering if this was possible in current or past large pressurized civil airliners???
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3): Movies are different from reality,especially aviation movies.
Well, apparently the real Frank Abagnale claims to have actually done it in his memoirs, on which the movie was based, so we can't entirely blame Hollywood in this case. It is important to remember though that while he may no longer use his skills to commit crimes, Mr. Abagnale is still an accomplished con artist, and is generally believed to have "embellished" a lot of the details in his book.
Khobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2043 times:
Quoting CM767 (Reply 4): The only way that I recall that something like this can be done is in the 707, not sure but I believe that, there is a hatch on the floor of the cockpit that allows to access the nose gear.
Doesn't the L1011 have some kind of hatch leading to the "hellhole" where the 401 crew were focused on when they crashed in the Everglades? No idea if it leads to the outside, though.