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"Escaping" From An Airliner  
User currently offlineFreqyflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3165 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???

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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3012 times:

According to this, no.

http://www.chasingthefrog.com/reelfaces/catchmeifyoucan.php



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User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1427 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

I think there may have been a dash of artistic licence when making the screen play! LOL!


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Movies are different from reality,especially aviation movies.
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User currently offlineCM767 From Panama, joined Dec 2004, 654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2013 times:

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.


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User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1853 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.


User currently offlineKhobar From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2379 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1838 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.


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