SA-JET From South Africa, joined May 2000, 297 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 866 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, 996 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 821 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, 3996 posts, RR: 36 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 804 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 (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 792 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..