MD-90 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 2476 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2452 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.