On nearly all aircraft, you can see a little zone marked (about 50cm x 50cm), with the words "Cut here in emergency" written on it. Maybe this is a silly question, but: Who is supposed to cut the fuselage? In what kind of emergency?
I really can't think of any emergency where it would be necessary to cut a hole into the fuselage, instead of using the emergency exits. How long does it take to cut a hole into the fuselage - too long in case of an emergency. And what's so special about this particular zone, why not cutting the fuselage anywhere else?
Sorry but I really can't figure out what that zone is for. Can anybody help?
Thanks in advance,