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VS 747 Nose Cabin Dripping Water On Paxs.  
User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3233 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 11834 times:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhxHlCTkjjc&feature=related

Found this, posted in June, 2m40s into the video there is water dripping from the ceiling onto the passengers below.
Looking at the video it does not seem like a hot day but is this condensation or something else?
Is it a known 747 thing?
Perhaps this is Virgins answer to the Emirates in-flight Shower.   


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User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11772 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Looking at the video it does not seem like a hot day but is this condensation or something else?

Looks like that's condensation. Had that happen on a NW DC10 flight from LGW-DTW in 2005 on descent into DTW.


User currently offlinestarguy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11728 times:

Looking at the video, the water was clearly dripping into the centre of the cabin, not onto passenger heads as suggested in your post. Very common on a lot of aircraft whenever you have condensation build up. Although it does not look like a hot day, it could have been humid. Other than that, I don't know what to suggest.

User currently offlinetonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1430 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 11633 times:

Happens ALL THE TIME on 747s and 777s! Oddly enough I never noticed it on the 767!


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User currently offlineVAAengineer From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 11041 times:

very common for this to happen.


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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9619 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10978 times:

Most common cause is condensation. Often it will form due to older insulation blankets that absorb water. During takeoff the water can collect in areas and then drip into the cabin. The panels are just forward of the flight deck, so it is possible condensation collecting on and in the insulation is dripping into the cabin. It's a bit more water than desired, but pretty harmless. If it was being spilled from the flight deck, then it would be slightly farther aft and also likely not clear.


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User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10737 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Perhaps this is Virgins answer to the Emirates in-flight Shower.

I think you're on the right lines. it looks like VS's cheap attempt to copy EK's water feature on the A380.

It is also said that increased humidity creates an nicer cabin environment. VS thinking creatively here?  


User currently offline26point2 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 822 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 10330 times:

My experience: cabin water vapor freezes against the cold aircraft structure while at cruise. Once descending through freezing level things thaw and drip happens. Occurs nearly exactly as we pass 0C and most noticeable in humid climes.

User currently offlineWesternDC1010 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 327 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 10 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10052 times:

It happened to me on a UA 767-222 on a early morning flight from LAX to JFK back in the mid-90's. Just as the aircraft rotated on take-off, water that collected from the a/c vents below the overhead storage lockers dripped down on the row of seats. It was only for a few seconds.

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User currently offlinembmbos From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 7977 times:

I read a Reader's Digest story about this happening on an Iberia jet in the eighties and a little kid commented, "The song is right mommy, the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane."

User currently offlinejohnkrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1399 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 7193 times:
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Happened to me on a KLM flight to Houston for Christmas, not only dripping, it was pouring from between the panels as we descended into Houston.


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User currently offlineEGCC777LR From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6934 times:
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Quoting tonystan (Reply 3):
Happens ALL THE TIME on 747s and 777s! Oddly enough I never noticed it on the 767!

Had it happen to me on a 767. Flew MAN - TFS on an FCA 763 and got a light soaking just after take off from MAN and that was in early November, it was cold morning as I recall. The idiot's in front got a little wet too and started complaining to an FA that "it was ridiculous and they should get a refund......"   



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User currently offlinePart147 From Ireland, joined Dec 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6766 times:

Quoting mbmbos (Reply 9):
I read a Reader's Digest story about this happening on an Iberia jet in the eighties and a little kid commented, "The song is right mommy, the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plane."

Snap!!! I remember reading that in Readers Digest! Ha!



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User currently offlineskoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 439 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6736 times:

Had it happen to be on a Southwest 733, it's pretty interesting to see, sometimes it pours, sometimes it "smokes" and sometimes it just drips.

User currently offlineOroka From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 912 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6613 times:

I had that happen to me on an Air Canada Jazz Dash 8 back in the 90s. I thought it was funny.

User currently offlinevirgin747 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6494 times:

Happened on a CX A330 out of a hot and sweaty Hong Kong...

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2996 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5752 times:

I once saw snow flurries aboard an AC E190 on a hot and humid day.


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User currently offlineRVV2011 From Canada, joined May 2011, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5374 times:

Quoting EGCC777LR (Reply 11):
The idiot's in front got a little wet too and started complaining to an FA that "it was ridiculous and they should get a refund......"

Petulant brats. They should've enjoyed it. And asked for more.


User currently offlineintsim From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4931 times:

Another thing that seems a little common is deice fluid coming through the emergency exit door and door seals. Nothing like a glycol splat between the eyes during take off.  

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User currently offlineIndyWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4793 times:

Sit in my aft jumpseat on landing on the E170 after a few hour long flight...you'll get a free hair wash.

(And yes - it also snows in the cabin on occasion)


User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1012 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4619 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter):
Is it a known 747 thing?

When the B744 was brand new with LH, we were on FRA-BKK-SYD in business, and the FAs kept the window seats empty, because it was literally raining onto those seats. It weren't just a few drops, but the seats were soaked. And yes, it was a very hot day in FRA (July), but I wonder what they did when they had a full cabin? The FA told me that it is happening all the time. Funnily, we were seated in the centre of the cabin, and unlike in your video, the water came down only at the window seats. The seats next to the window seats, and the center seats were dry...

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User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4567 times:

The NW DC-10's featured in-flight water-falls in the summer time out of humid DTW. It was always along the sidewall panels which sucked because I am a die-hard window-seat fan.

On a side note, I love it when the aircraft cabin looks like Halloween because of the condensation from the AC. Its funny to listen to people as they board .......it scares some people but others laugh.



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User currently offlineZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1012 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4536 times:

Quoting skoker (Reply 13):
sometimes it "smokes"
Quoting nutsaboutplanes (Reply 21):
cabin looks like Halloween because of the condensation from the AC

I love it - it gives you a cooling feeling on a hot day - like those mist machines in Asia...  Happened to me mostly on A320s, so I wonder if certain aircraft types are more prone to certain things, i.e. B744 for the "rain" and A320 for the "fog"....haha

Cheers
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User currently offlinenutsaboutplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 496 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4449 times:

Quoting ZKEOJ (Reply 22):
love it - it gives you a cooling feeling on a hot day - like those mist machines in Asia... Happened to me mostly on A320s, so I wonder if certain aircraft types are more prone to certain things, i.e. B744 for the "rain" and A320 for the "fog"....haha

You know, now that you mention it, the 320 does put on quite a show, more so than any other aircraft that I have been on...you might be on to something!



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User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 10 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4267 times:

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 16):

Oddly enough, every time I've flown an E190 (4 times now), I've had the same experience.


25 FlyboyOz : Yeah i have seen it many times on the planes. When I flew on a QF 744 to Paris from SIN, there were lots of drippings at the end of the overhead bin.
26 Post contains images zippyjet : Happens on occasion. It doesn't have to be hot out. When its humid 3/4 of the year in the Southeastern USA / BWI. Its happened on some of our 717's. S
27 planejamie : I've had it happen to me on an SV 747-400 from RUH to DXB a few years back (I was sat in the centre block of 4 in Economy). It soon stopped though as
28 Post contains images wilco737 : Happens to me as well in the flight deck every once in a while... Not very nice from an airplane to spit at me Oh and the MD11 was even worse here....
29 EDICHC : Seen this happen so many times flying domestic in the Philippines. Most regional airports there are pretty basic and do not posess airbridges. The hum
30 Post contains images readytotaxi : Since I started this thread you people have made me so jealous. All the years of flying and I have failed to witness this, Rejected takeoffs Go around
31 HAWK21M : Very common on the Flight deck of the B757s too under humid conditions,the overhead vent dripd directly on to the Aft end on the center pedestal.So t
32 tdscanuck : Condensation. It's a known airplane thing, it's called "rain in the plane". All aircraft do it. The only difference is how good the interiors guys ar
33 Post contains images YokoTsuno : Where does this condensation water normally go to? Do airplanes pee like buses
34 474218 : It drains down to the fuselage bulge (belly). There are holes located in the belly of the fuselage that will let the moisture drain out. Some of thes
35 ThirtyEcho : The rainstorm champion had to be the Convair 240 on a humid day in south Louisiana. It would blow enough fog into the cabin to make finding your seat
36 Post contains images YokoTsuno : Good to know that I don't need to swim on my upcoming TPE flight
37 stratosphere : The DC-9's would do it all the time in the summer when it was humid..I remember when NW put the new interiors in the DC-9's the reading lights as well
38 Post contains images HAWK21M : Always wondered why Humidity triggered Fog in Main Deck on freighters dont trigger Smoke Detectors but do with smoke.is it because Smoke stays to refl
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