MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3021 times:
Until today, I did not notice that the Dash 8-400 actually has 5 doors. It's got 4 main service doors, plus the one emergency exit door on the front right side, like the earlier Dash 8s. My question is, why? Are 4 service doors not enough to evaucate up to 78 passengers if necessary? Or perhaps there's a galley which makes egress from the 1R door slow? I think it's odd that the two doors are so close together.
Airmech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2997 times:
There are two pax doors on the left side, one forward and is the main entrance. The one aft has a folding stairway for optional entry and exit of pax.
There is a galley service door on right aft side also used as a emergency exit. Then there is a type II/III emergency exit forward on the right side.
Just forward of the emergency exit on the right side is the forward baggage door.
There are only 4 emergency exits on the aircraft not including the ckpt which has a overhead escape hatch that always leaks water.