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UA Jet Lands At NRT With Pillow Caught In Door  
User currently offlineZanadou From South Korea, joined Nov 2000, 342 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3277 times:


http://www.japantoday.com/e/?content=news&cat=1&id=193939


...see, it's not just terrorists that can bring down a airplane...

--->Zanadou!  Big thumbs up

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User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

Why would it be necessary to make an emergency landing in this case? Would a pillow stuck in the door affect the pressurisation of the plane?

(And if so, why didn't they return to Taipei immediately?)


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2901 times:

They would not be able to pressurize the cabin!
Iain


User currently offlineSeagull From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 340 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

You could pressurize, just probably made a lot of wind noise!

User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

How did a part of a pillow end up in one of the doors on the second floor (as stated in the article) ?? Sometimes one is amazed by reality  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7540 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2691 times:

Reminds me of when a CO 737 made an unscheduled landing in ROC because a seatbelt got stuck in the door and it wouldn't pressurize.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

You'd think they'd check for these things before takeoff.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

All of this crap is getting old.

User currently offlineCorey777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

 Laugh out loud You would think they'd check for that stuff before the a/c left the gate. Didn't the FA find the obstructed door was harder to close then the rest?

Corey777


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

the F/A's usually dont have the upper deck doors open for any reason at all, thus resulting in no need to close them. However F/A's do sit right by the doors during take off and landing. Usually when they do their walk by checks they make sure everything is looking good. Surprized this wasnt noticed. I am really surprized this happend! I have sat at the emergency exit once on the upper deck this past summer and recall the doors location not to close in proximity to the seat. I cant see how a pillow ended up there!

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

As the upper doors are not even used, when did the pillow get into that position ??

User currently offlineSmolt From Japan, joined Nov 1999, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

DOORs sometimes make the flight fatal.
I remember the first hull loss accident of DC 10
was the Turkey airlines' one with cargo door's
burst because of incomplete shut.


User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

The Upper Deck doors are opened from time to time by maintainence for whatever reason (ventilation, etc.). The seats actually are and have always been in very close proximity to the doors (the footrests block the doors during flight), and a pillow in the door can very easily be mistaken for a pillow laying on the floor (where the majority of passengers put their pillows/blankets for takeoff/landing).

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L


User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

Assuming that the upper deck doors was open for ventilation or whatever, it amazes me that the person who closed it did not remove the pillow that obviously must have been laying on the floor. Even more the crew preparing the aircraft for boarding of passengers should notice a pillow laying on the floor! It is actually not that hard to locate a pillow by the upper deck emergency doors.... but maybe United FA´s don´t check aircrafts before bording of passengers? Scary from both a service and safety point of view.

Cheers
Thomas


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

Funny, just a pillow. They sure spent a lot of money on that little pillow.

-Dmitry


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

well the plane did leave taipei... prehaps China Airlines ground crew was working in this plane before departure and since they like to neglect many important issues why not a pillow in the door? FLY777UAL when I said the door is not too close in proximity to the seat I was comparing it more to that of emergency exit to door locations on smaller aircraft.

User currently offlineFlyua From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 319 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Gee-- I've been wondering where all our pillows have gotten too, anyway! Now I know: they're out the door!

I'd love to know just where the pillow was and how much of it was visible in the cabin and outside. That really should have been caught by someone. Our Taipei-based Flight Attendants know that -400 like the backs of their hands, as that's all they see! I have to think the pillow was somewhat hidden from view.


User currently offlineMilemaster From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1072 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Great, now US based airlines are going to ban pillows now...



User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

Also dont forget those doors open up and outwards unlike the doors on the main deck. still trying to figure this one out!

User currently offlineAio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 928 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

At LAX the 744s that sit out between arrival trime from AKL/SYD and departure later that night (while unloading cargo, undergoing maintenence etc) often have all the doors open, including the upper level.

I figgured it was just to air out the plane. If they have a similar practice in TPE maybe the incident occured then.

BTW, what is with that animation, it's awful.

-aio86


User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6638 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

It's true, that animation is in bad taste. We just lost one of our pilots in the same way, and seeing that animation just doesn't provoke a smile.....although I'm not sure it's meant to. What IS it doing there?

User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

They couldn't have checked the pressurization of the plane on the ground... as my understanding has it, there are switches on the gear struts, and when the gear is on the ground, the plane's pressure equalizing door thingies open, thus depressurizing the plane. Correct me if I'm wrong

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