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Escape Hatch?  
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Hi everyone,

What is this "Escape hatch" in this photograph all about? Where does it lead to or what and when is it used? Whst is it used for?

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 975 times:

That is no escape hatch. It leads to the Lower 41 section.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Lower 41 section? Where is this?



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 920 times:

It's a hatch that allows access into the aircraft's "E & E" (electronics and equipment) bay. I can't think of a jetliner that doesn't have them, and the 747's is so high off the ground that a ladder is included. The E & E bay on narrow-bodied aircraft isn't accessible from the cockpit (can't think of any, anyways), but it may be on some widebodies. I recall in the Eastern 401 L-1011 Everglades crash that the F/E was down in the E & E at some point, and I presume theirs was also accessable from the ground. Don't know about the DC-10, 747, and widebody Airbus types, but I'm sure someone else can/will chime in...

User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 913 times:

On a side note,

are there any pictures of the inside of this "E&E" room?

I'd be interesting in seeing it.


User currently offlineCharliecossie From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 479 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Access from cabin/cockpit is possible on 1011, DC10, 747, 767 and 777 for sure. 737, 757 and 319/320 - no.

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