Mr.BA
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Escape Hatch?

Mon Jan 14, 2002 7:00 pm

Hi everyone,

What is this "Escape hatch" in this photograph all about? Where does it lead to or what and when is it used? Whst is it used for?


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alvin
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RE: Escape Hatch?

Mon Jan 14, 2002 7:31 pm

That is no escape hatch. It leads to the Lower 41 section.
 
Mr.BA
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RE: Escape Hatch?

Mon Jan 14, 2002 9:22 pm

Lower 41 section? Where is this?

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alvin
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RE: Escape Hatch?

Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:20 am

It's a hatch that allows access into the aircraft's "E & E" (electronics and equipment) bay. I can't think of a jetliner that doesn't have them, and the 747's is so high off the ground that a ladder is included. The E & E bay on narrow-bodied aircraft isn't accessible from the cockpit (can't think of any, anyways), but it may be on some widebodies. I recall in the Eastern 401 L-1011 Everglades crash that the F/E was down in the E & E at some point, and I presume theirs was also accessable from the ground. Don't know about the DC-10, 747, and widebody Airbus types, but I'm sure someone else can/will chime in...
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RE: Escape Hatch?

Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:26 am

On a side note,

are there any pictures of the inside of this "E&E" room?

I'd be interesting in seeing it.

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RE: Escape Hatch?

Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:27 am

Access from cabin/cockpit is possible on 1011, DC10, 747, 767 and 777 for sure. 737, 757 and 319/320 - no.