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Evac With Door Problems  
User currently offlineSA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1207 times:

Recently read someplace that with the 747, evac procedures state that, if a door cannot be opened due to a pressure problem, the F/A must break the window with a fire extinguisher to release pressure on the door seal. is this the case? Also, on the 747 door, center area just above the slide pack, is what looks like a small panel, not that easy to see, but gives access to something-access to what?

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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1176 times:
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The small access panel covers the the slide release mechanism to release the slide from the door for maintenance.


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
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I have had a look at our Emerg Procs manual and can find no reference to breaking windows, not that I think you could anyway.

User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1162 times:

Break a window? I don't know if that's such a good idea. Do you know what airlines train thier F/A's for this procedure?
If there's enough pressure in the cabin and someone manages to break a window, well lets just say I wouldn't want to be near the window.

T prop.


User currently offlineTwotterwrench From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

I don't know too many people tough enough to break an airliner window. Crack one maybe, but break all the way through?? not possible...

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1145 times:

Doors like the 747's and DC-10's have a hydraulic blow out function if the door cannot be opened. It is kind of like the hydraulic blow on a small airplane if the gear cannot be lowered. I have never heard of someone being supposed to break a window in a pressurized airplane.


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3708 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1147 times:
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DC10 & 747 pax doors have to come inwards (against any cabin pressure) before they open upwards or outwards repectively

User currently offlineOldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

They are called "Plug type doors" will not open with pressure inside the cabin. Also rather impossible to even break a window with the cockpit crash axe. I have seen firefighters on demo use a axe and it was 4 feet long and it just bounced off..

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

haha good point..i was kind of distracted and forgot about the whole pressurization thing.


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User currently offlineSU508 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Hey!

Im not a real pro in this but how about break the whole door if you have an axe???  Smile

Still I agree with Tprop. I wouldn't like to be near that door at that moment...  Smile


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