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B737-100 Doors: Why No Exterior Handle  
User currently offlineCdfmxtech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1341 posts, RR: 26
Posted (13 years 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

Why was there no exterior handle on the B737-100?
Never worked the airplame, so just curious?


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1104 times:
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There is a handle, just below the door port hole.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1074 times:

That top aircraft appears to be equipted with an aft integral airstair. There is a handle for it but it is on the bottom of the fuselauge where ground personel can use it to access the aircraft. Notice how much larger this door is compared to the aft door on the -200 in the other photograph. The upper stage of stairs are located on the door which folds down and there are two more sections that fold down to form the airstair.

When I was working for Alaska Airlines all of their combi 727-200's save for one had an airstair mounted at the rear door.

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User currently offlineMiG31 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Wow! That thing is OLD... Big grin


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