SouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1772 times:
This is brought on by SA-JET's post on door problems during an evacuation of a 747.
In an emergency when an evacuation is necessary, how do the pilots escape. Also, how do upper deck passengers escape. I have heard of escape ropes, but I picture a rope that the passengers are suppose to climb down. Is this the case?
KonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1679 times:
The pilots have an inertia-reel system (not exactly sure how it works) and the upper deck for the passengers has an escape door on either side mid-way down the upper deck window belt that is equipped with a really big slide.
SouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
KonaB777, the inertia reel system you are refering too is probably the rope I was talking about. From the name of it I am assuming it's a rope that is wound up and is only long enough to reach the ground, so the pilot or other cockpit escapees grab the rope then jump. The reel system provides for a controlled descent until the rope runs out, just short of the ground. Now, I am just assuming this and this is what I picture. If I am wrong someone please correct me.
SouthRebels From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1554 times:
I went down to CLE to complete my senior project for high school yesterday. Steve Arnold, Asst. Cheif Pilot for CO at CLE, let me sit in the cockpit of at 737-500. I saw the emergency exit rope. It is in the ceiling on either side of the pilots.
Victor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1547 times:
SU508 do you mean the escape rope goes somewhere down internally through the aircraft? I dont know of any that do, they go externally, here is some pictures of them. The 707 you can see the rope coming out of the flight deck window. On the United 744 you can see where the hatch opens up on the flight deck roof.
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
I have seen the reels on the 747, and I've looked out the hatch at the ground. Personally, the flames would have to be licking at my feet before I'd use that system. It is a very long way down, and you'd better have a strong grip!
Gregg From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 327 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 1533 times:
from the 2nd floor the primary emergency exit is the long slide. However if it is a water landing, upstairs slides should not be used since they are not detachable, and thus can not be used as life rafts. In a water evacuation, the pax, and flight crew take the stairs down to the main floor, and go out those exits.
VC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3691 posts, RR: 35 Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
The 747 Escape 'rope' system is actually a cable system. The cable is wound up inside the 'D' Handle as shown in Victor Hotel's upper picture. Escape is then through the cockpit roof hatch down the outside of the aircraft. As the cable pays out it winds up a "watch spring" inside the D handle which has the effect of slowing you down as you get closer to the ground.