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744 Upper Deck Exit Question  
User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 7 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

Hi all,
In this picture showing door 6R of a Korean Airlines 744, at the bottom there are two square-ish shapes that appear to be on hinges.



Could someone tell me what they are?

Thanks.
 Smile
-Will

[Edited 2004-02-18 01:21:39]


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User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

SafteyDude: Those are pressure relief panels. "Any attempt to pressurize the cabin when the door is not fully latched will overcome the spring load, cause the panels to open, and prevent pressurization." 747-400 AMM, 52-23-00, Pg. 1, Para. 3. Regards,

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1965 times:

I take it that the panels open directly (i.e. outside air comes in) so that the plane cannot be pressurized at all?

Some more info would be great.
Thanks.

 Smile
-Will



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User currently offlineRendezvous From New Zealand, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 8 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

You can see similar things on the cargo doors of most planes too. From what I've seen they shut the cargo door then hit a lever that closes those pressure doors.

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