Fly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4863 times:
as a flight attendant i say that Its impossible to open a door or an emergency exit during a flight regardless of how heavy it is or how its operated. this is because the pressure inside the cabin during a flight is much much greater than the pressure outside, so the doors are being pressed in their places.. and if you notice, all the doors in order to be opened whether they are opened upward, pushed outward or swung open, they mus be pulled inside and then pushed outside then opened.. and with that amount of pressure, you cant pull them inside.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4766 times:
i believe there is some kind of procedure in which the doors can be slightly opened to let smoke or whatever escape from the cabin.
i recently read on a Lufthansa flight (747-200) there was something hanging out from one of the doors and they opened the door and pulled it in (it was some part of the emergency slides).
however, this is only possible at low velocities and low altitudes due to facts already mentioned in earlier posts...
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DE727UPS From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4748 times:
I suppose you could do it if the aircraft was depressurized.
I was F/O in an unpressurized Convair cargo flight once and we heard a funny noise from the back that we thought might be the overwing exit coming open. I said we best leave it alone, since they opened inward, and take care of it on the ground. The Capt. wanted to go back and fix it, though. So he did...no big deal.
No way you can open an emergency exit in a pressurized aircraft, though.