Capt.Fantastic
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Question Re: Saudi 777

Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:38 pm

Hello

On the upper part of the fuselage there are three regions of red demarcations. I cannot make out what it says, or determine what the purpose of these may be. Anyone know?

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RE: Question Re: Saudi 777

Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:45 pm

They are Emergency Exit signs.
 
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RE: Question Re: Saudi 777

Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:49 pm

More exactly, they indicate to rescue workers where it is safe to cut thru the aircraft skin in order to get to the interior, should the emergency exits be unavailable.
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RE: Question Re: Saudi 777

Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:20 pm

Thank you for the reply.

Are these put in place as a result of the Saudi L-1011 fire in 1980? In that incident, all 300+ aboard died, even though the plane made a safe emergency landing. After landing, fire rescue teams were unable to open the doors and free passengers from the burning aircraft. I haven't seen these on other 777s or any other aircraft / airline. Interesting feature though.
 
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RE: Question Re: Saudi 777

Sun Jun 22, 2003 11:25 pm

They are on all planes for safety reasons not just Saudi.

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