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Overwing Slide Of AA 763 Deployed At FL 250  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1950 posts, RR: 2
Posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23964 times:

I know this is not the first case in history, but is certainly a not so common occurrance.... How can the slides deploy with the doors firmly closed and with the speed at that stage of the flight ???

I guess is not the best experience for the average "nervous" passenger    http://avherald.com/h?article=46b1cead&opt=0

Rgds.
G.-


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User currently offlinewashingtonflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23930 times:

That must suck. I heard from a very close friend (whose son is engaged to an OZ flight attendant and who was on OZ 214), that one of the flight attendants was nearly killed because the slide deployed inside the plane after the crash landing, and pressed her into a wall. They had to use a couple axes to deflate the chute, and the FA was half-blue by the time she could be freed.

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23847 times:

According to the AvHerald report: "The slide subsequently separated from the aircraft."

I wonder where it came down, and if it can be found?

Quoting washingtonflyer (Reply 1):
That must suck. I heard from a very close friend (whose son is engaged to an OZ flight attendant and who was on OZ 214), that one of the flight attendants was nearly killed because the slide deployed inside the plane after the crash landing, and pressed her into a wall. They had to use a couple axes to deflate the chute, and the FA was half-blue by the time she could be freed.

Right...but how is that relevant here?


User currently offlinewhiteguy From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 763 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23625 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I know this is not the first case in history, but is certainly a not so common occurrance.... How can the slides deploy with the doors firmly closed and with the speed at that stage of the flight ???

I guess is not the best experience for the average "nervous" passenger http://avherald.com/h?article=46b1cead&opt=0

Rgds.
G.-

The over wing slide comes out of the fuselage towards the aft of the wing. It really has nothing to do with the doors!


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1298 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23623 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
I know this is not the first case in history, but is certainly a not so common occurrance.... How can the slides deploy with the doors firmly closed and with the speed at that stage of the flight ???


The slide is in the wing to body fairing and has from time to time come out on its own without door activation, similarly on the 757. Search for inflight slide deployment and you'll find more than a few reports.

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...211X12640&ntsbno=LAX93IA245&akey=1

A Boeing 757 on a B-1 flight out of RNT took off with the advisory light for the slide illuminated (shouldn't have) and the slide deployed, hit the horizontal stabilizer and fell into Lake Washington. Rumor has it that airplane (if still in service NWA/DAL) flies crooked to this day.


User currently offlinecodc10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2355 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23301 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):
I wonder where it came down, and if it can be found?

Odds are this event occurred overwater, and the off-wing ramp slides on the 767 are weighted, so it likely sank.


User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1950 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 23174 times:

Quoting codc10 (Reply 5):
Odds are this event occurred overwater, and the off-wing ramp slides on the 767 are weighted, so it likely sank.

This plane was taking off and climbing out from Bogota, Colombia. The sea is very far , so the odds are this event ocurred over land.

Rgds.
G.



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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 23087 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 4):
The slide is in the wing to body fairing and has from time to time come out on its own without door activation, similarly on the 757.

Good video of an example here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsnAlNpkNuw


User currently offlinemhockey31091 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 21083 times:
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That would be a heck of a sight to see out your window!

User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 2779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18577 times:

Is the 767 OW slide actuated when the overwing door is opened?

User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2501 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18215 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 9):
s the 767 OW slide actuated when the overwing door is opened?

Yes, very quickly I can say with experience. I have not blown one myself, but I was nearby when someone opened the hatch. The disarm procedure is very long and must be followed or it may blow when the slide door is opened for inspection.


User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1298 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18094 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 9):
Is the 767 OW slide actuated when the overwing door is opened?

Yes, that's the normal way to get it to deploy--I'm guessing this was an "abnormal" deployment.


User currently offlinesoon7x7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 17346 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):
Right...but how is that relevant here?

It is interesting as these slides are fairly heavy and substantial and while severe damage could potentially occur to the ext airframe, they can in fact kill if deployed in unusual circumstances...I rather liked the added aspect and thread diversion.


User currently offlineawthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 16535 times:

I'm somewhat worried here about the possibility of interference with the horizontal stabilizer in inadvertent escape chute deployment which could lead to serious controllability problems. If too many more of these instances occur, sooner or later we could have a less desirable outcome.

User currently offlinekevinkevin From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2013, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 16226 times:

Slightly weird occurrence. But I suppose anything is possible. I don't want to imagine the passenger's, who was sitting next to the OW exit, face while the escape chute erected. What a scary sight.

User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1298 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15679 times:

Quoting kevinkevin (Reply 14):
I don't want to imagine the passenger's, who was sitting next to the OW exit, face while the escape chute erected. What a scary sight.


He didn't see anything, it probably didn't inflate, was out of his line of sight, just a "thunk" and gone. They probably did have to replace his seat at the next stop though.


User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1491 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (5 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 14460 times:

Quoting whiteguy (Reply 3):
The over wing slide comes out of the fuselage towards the aft of the wing. It really has nothing to do with the doors!

What is the chance a slide could impact the horizontal or vertical stabilizer in flight and cause damage?


User currently offlinehangarrat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10832 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 15):
They probably did have to replace his seat at the next stop though.

Why would that be?



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User currently offline7BOEING7 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 1298 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10749 times:

Quoting hangarrat (Reply 17):
Why would that be?

Based on the comments from people who were on a 757 once upon a time that deployed a slide inflight, it scared the **** out of them and they weren't sitting anywhere near the wing.


User currently offlineBreninTW From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10749 times:

Quoting hangarrat (Reply 17):
Why would that be?

I imaging hearing "a loud bang" right next to you would be unnerving for even the most seasoned flier.



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User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5938 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10713 times:
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Quoting JAAlbert (Reply 16):
What is the chance a slide could impact the horizontal or vertical stabilizer in flight and cause damage?

I would GUESS small, since the chute deploys downwards and the airflow over the wing at that point is flowing downwards so the chute will most likely be torn off at an angle downwards.



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User currently onlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10253 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 18):
Quoting hangarrat (Reply 17):
Why would that be?

Based on the comments from people who were on a 757 once upon a time that deployed a slide inflight, it scared the **** out of them and they weren't sitting anywhere near the wing.
Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 18):
Quoting hangarrat (Reply 17):
Why would that be?

I imaging hearing "a loud bang" right next to you would be unnerving for even the most seasoned flier.

Based on what I've seen in films (I know, but it's my only frame of reference), I'd expect the event of the slide deploying to not be particularly noisy in itself- A "pop" as the cover releases followed immediately by "sssss-whump" as the slide inflates like a life raft. However, I'd imagine the sound of a weighted and inflated slide whacking against the outside of the fuselage in the 400 mph breeze a few good times before it finally tore free might be a bit unnerving for the passengers in the rows just aft of the emergency exit.



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User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4057 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 10100 times:

Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 18):



Quoting hangarrat (Reply 17):
Why would that be?

Based on the comments from people who were on a 757 once upon a time that deployed a slide inflight, it scared the **** out of them and they weren't sitting anywhere near the wing.

Always an incredibly funny joke.



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User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7444 times:

Quoting TSS (Reply 21):
inflated slide whacking against the outside of the fuselage in the 400 mph breeze a few good times before it finally tore free might be a bit unnerving for the passengers in the rows just aft of the emergency exit.

Very true. The passengers must have been really scared.

If it was me I would be wondering what else is going to fall off or malfunction.

How does an aircraft handle in such a situation? Does it suddenly veer off course?


User currently offlinewashingtonflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2013, 253 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3782 times:

Quoting catiii (Reply 2):
Quoting catiii (Reply 2):

Gee, I don't know...An inflight deployment of a slide in two instances - both of which are under NTSB scrutiny...


25 catiii : Ok, but Asiana 214 was not an "inflight deployment." After the crash, and apparently because of the structural damage to the fuselage and doors, the
26 washingtonflyer : Possibly in-flight...if you count the "bounce".
27 Post contains images catiii : The preliminary reports are pretty clear that the inward inflation occurred when the flight attendants activated the door to evacuate. But you knew t
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