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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 970 posts, RR: 10
Posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4573 times:

This is something I never paid attention to before...

The photo linked below is from an eBay auction where a DC-9 overwing window exit door is being sold, there are instructions for opening the window exit from the outside... is this uncommon? Of course the main full-height forward/aft passenger entry/service doors need to be opened from the outside of the airplane, but this little window exit surprised me:

''LIFT UP FORCIBLY''

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AIRCRAFT-DC9-EMERGENCY-EXIT-DOOR-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/opEAAOxydl5SJ5~d/$(KGrHqNHJBUFIWIWk+o,BSJ5+c,I+w~~60_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AIRCRAFT-DC9-EMERGENCY-EXIT-DOOR-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/6dkAAOxyod5SJ5~G/$(KGrHqRHJFMFIlJd(NReBSJ5+GnfIw~~60_57.JPG





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User currently offlinejetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4461 times:
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It’s for airport rescue personnel who might have to enter the airplane if the passengers are disabled inside because of smoke or some other reason.

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User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2348 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4216 times:

What airline did that come from? AA ?


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User currently offlineha763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3657 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (11 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4164 times:
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Quoting SXDFC (Reply 2):
What airline did that come from?

Midwest Express. Notice the small stripe of gold on the bottom in the OP picture.


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Or Midwest from when they changed their name from Midwest Express. The completely repainted MD-80s moved the cheatlines up


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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 970 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

I understand this would be so emergency responders could open the overwing window exit from the outside.

My question was if this is unique to the DC-9 series, or if this is common to all airplanes? I never noticed the instructions on the outside of an overwing exit before (likely because I wasn't paying attention to this detail).

Quoting ha763 (Reply 3):
Midwest Express. Notice the small stripe of gold on the bottom in the OP picture.

Dang, you have an amazing eye to notice that gold edge adjacent to the white!


Incidentally, if someone likes the exit door, it is still listed for 125 dollars 'buy it now' on eBay (I have nothing to do with the eBay auction listing).




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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2554 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 4):
My question was if this is unique to the DC-9 series, or if this is common to all airplanes? I never noticed the instructions on the outside of an overwing exit before (likely because I wasn't paying attention to this detail).

Every type I've ever come in contact with opens from the outside also. On the 757 if you use the exterior handle the overwing slide will deactivate and not inflate. I've never tried it. We always disconnect the slide before opening the hatches.


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 970 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3803 times:

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 5):
Every type I've ever come in contact with opens from the outside also. On the 757 if you use the exterior handle the overwing slide will deactivate and not inflate. I've never tried it. We always disconnect the slide before opening the hatches.

Thanks. I've learned something interesting and new (to me), after being around airplanes for decades!

Funny thing is, it took an eBay auction item for me to notice this at all.  





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User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2184 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 4):
Incidentally, if someone likes the exit door, it is still listed for 125 dollars 'buy it now' on eBay

Damn, if it wouldn't cost a bomb to have it shipped transatlantic I'd snap this up!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Instructions to rescue crew opening the EE from the outside.Forebilly to release it from the mount below after opening the latch.


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User currently offlinemrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 49
Reply 9, posted (10 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

External opening is required by 14 CFR 25.809 (b).

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx...de=14:1.0.1.3.11.4.178.59&rgn=div8


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (10 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Quoting mrocktor (Reply 9):
External opening is required by 14 CFR 25.809 (b).

External opening procedures and diagrams for doors and emergency exits for all Boeing types (including most former Douglas/McDonnell Douglas types) on the Boeing website here.
http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/airports/rescue_fire.page

I'm sure there's a comparable page on the Airbus site.


User currently offlineflashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2900 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2613 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
I'm sure there's a comparable page on the Airbus site.

There is indeed.

http://www.airbus.com/support/mainte...rcraft-rescue-firefighting-charts/


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