SA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1466 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?
T prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1421 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.
XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4289 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1404 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.
Oldman From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1392 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..