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Dash 8-400s Have Five Doors? Why?  
User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2861 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.


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User currently offlineAirmech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2837 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.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Quoting Airmech (Reply 1):
not including the ckpt which has a overhead escape hatch that always leaks water.

That must be awful.
I wonder why they didn't make it water tight.... Big grin

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User currently offlineAirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

not including the ckpt which has a overhead escape hatch that always leaks water.

Uhh, isn't that bad when there is a leak anywhere on the fuselage?


User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

It probably seals better when it's pressurized, since the hatch most likely opens inwards.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting Airmech (Reply 1):
there is a type II/III emergency exit forward on the right side.

What are these EE types Available.Any link.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineQxq400 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

That forward door on the q-400's is acually for carry on bags. there is a small area for storage. For our planes that is why there is no row 1 on that side of the aircraft.


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User currently offlineAirmech From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

You can find the types of emergency exits here.

http://www.risingup.com/fars/info/part25-807-FAR.shtml


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2588 times:

Thanks Airmech for the link.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8508 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

But why is a door required there? Couldn't they just bring the bags in from 1L, and save the weight of a door?

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