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AA Plane Evacuated At DFW Due To Smoke  
User currently offlinevarigb707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4697 times:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/AA-...ht-Evacuated-at-DFW-125584558.html


An American Airlines MD-80 is being evacuated on a taxiway at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport after a report of smoke in the aircraft.

DFW airport towers are rerouting traffic because of the evacuation.

Departing flights may experience delays between 15 and 30 minutes. Arriving flights may be impacted as well.
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User currently offlineboeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1025 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4650 times:

Well where it goes so lets get it out of the way
Get Rid of the MD-80's
I Hate MD-80's
They Don't have IFE
THe MD-80's are old get rid of them
What was the tail number, did I fly it,

Let see what else is going to be said........

Oh yeah American Airlines should go out of business.



Never under-estimate the predictably of stupidty
User currently offlinedirtyfrankd From United States of America, joined Apr 2011, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4568 times:

Quoting boeing767mech (Reply 1):

HAHA you beat me to it, I was going to make a very similar comment. This will be a maddog bashing thread in almost no time now...


User currently offlineAALuxuryLiner From United States of America, joined May 2008, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4541 times:

Does anyone know which flight and where it was headed? At least it happened on the ground instead of in the air and everyone got off safely.

User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3053 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4429 times:

Ok,Who ate the broccoli?   

But in seriosness.I'm glad everyone is ok and safe on the ground.



Tuesday's Off! Do not disturb.
User currently offlinerydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

I REALLY wish that the media, aviation enthusiasts, and even people within the airlines themselves would better understand and differentiate between what it means to evacuate and aircraft versus deplaning an airplane via air stairs. I understand both terms imply "people exiting an airplane" but cmon, skip the dramatics. The tailcone wasn't popped, the slides weren't deployed. Those involved in the incident opted to get people off the aircraft as soon as possible, but not in such a rush that would have possible made a minor situation worse with injuries from jumping onto the slide.

I am still glad everyone is safe and sound here at DFW.

My post is based on facts and photos provided by local ABC and NBC stations only.


-R



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

Quoting rydawg82 (Reply 5):
differentiate between what it means to evacuate and aircraft versus deplaning an airplane via air stairs

Actually, there's no real difference at all....only 'differentiatation is the speed needed to perform it. But either way, in such a situation, the aircraft is being evacuated.

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User currently offlineWNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1435 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4154 times:

The aircraft was "deplaned" on the taxiway.


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlinerydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Thank you for WNCrew for understanding my point. It's a technicality, but once again just people trying to make something sound so much more dramatic than it is or was.


Examples of a evacuation:

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Deplaning away from the gate after an incident:

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If every time someone stepped off a aircraft via airstairs it was an "evacuation", then alert CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc. There are multiple aircraft evacuations in progress on the ramps at several Southern California airports as I type this.
-R



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3511 times:

Quoting rydawg82 (Reply 8):
If every time someone stepped off a aircraft via airstairs it was an "evacuation", then alert CNN, MSNBC, ABC, etc.

But, that is NOT what I said at all, is it? I CLEARLY said in such a situation so I assume you either missed or had some difficulty understanding that bit. To explain this to you, an evacuation of any entity involves removing people from that entity.......the speed which it needs to be achieved obviously determines how it is done. However, irrespective of how it is done, removing people from a smoke filled entity is still evacuating it.
Let me put it another way.....if a fire is suspected in a building people are led out of it (orderly and to lessen panic). The building is evacuated. It doesn't need them jumping out of windows to achieve the description.
So no, an evacuation of an aircraft does not definitively involve the use of slides. Indeed, your version of 'evacuation' is definitely a method of making such dramatic.


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[Edited 2011-07-15 04:56:44]

Apologises for the italics. Something is wrong with the function and I can't seem to fix it.


[Edited 2011-07-15 04:57:41]

User currently offlinerydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 858 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Somehow AirNZ you have taken this as a personal post against you, which it wasn't, nor is it at the OP. It simply was directed to how the MEDIA over dramatizes everything where possible.

It's kind of like how when passengers and the media go on and on about being stuck on the runway for hours, when really, they we're sitting at the gate, penalty box, hardstand, etc. Certain terms just so tossed around for effect when it comes to aviation.

I do think now for sport though, airlines should start using the word "evacuate" or "evacuation" during all cabin announcements as the words "deplaning" and "exiting" are supposedly interchangeable.

"We hope you've enjoyed your flight today, and before evacuating, please check around for any personal items you have brought on board. You will be evacuating through the forward cabin door, the same door you boarded through. If you have any questions about connecting gate information or ground transportation, a uniformed agent can assist you after evacuation. Once again, thank you for flying SureJet!"


C'mon, I'm ranting at the media, and poking fun at the industry. No personal jabs meant at you AirNZ.

-R



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
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