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767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:46 am

Plane loses emergency slide in mid-air, no reported injury

Budapest, February 23 (MTI) - An air-filled emergency airplane exit-slide accidentally inflated and fell from a plane in midair, just outside of Budapest on Thursday night, but apparently hurt no one, air traffic safety reported on Thursday night.

http://english.mti.hu/default.asp?menu=1&theme=2&cat=25&newsid=215798

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The slide hasn´t been found yet..
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:49 am

Wow, crazy. I did not even know that could happen. Anyone know what airline it was? First guess would of course be MALEV, but if it was going to Spain with no people on board...
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:50 am

I bet it will be on Ebay for sale within 12 hours!

I suppose it was a FCF (functional check flight) gone bad?
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Met

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:00 am

it's probably because the door was partially opened while still armed (per accident offcourse)
and some turbulence made the bottle snap

happened before I heard

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:05 am

Sounds too far fetched. The slide pack is mounted to the inside of the door so how it ended up on the outside of the plane without opening the door I have no idea.
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:59 am

Sounds like the overwing slide to me and not a door slide.
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:31 am

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 4):
The slide pack is mounted to the inside of the door so how it ended up on the outside of the plane without opening the door I have no idea.

While some aircraft have the slides mounted on the interior bottom part of the door, there are others in which they are located below the door and are stored in the fuselage. If you look at pictures of the A380 while being developed, it'll give you a better idea of what I mean.

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:34 am

The slides at the overwings on 767s are packed into a hatch that is on the outside of the aircraft; it opens and the slide deploys when the overwing exit is opened.
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Met

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:43 am

Fr8, agreed.

Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment. Smart money says that's where the deployment came from.

The bustles on the 76 floor-level exits are stored in the door itself. The aircraft would be pressurized at 3000m, so if the slide made its way outside, there would also be a resulting decompression. No mention was made of this at all, something I would consider more newsworthy even if the aircraft was operating a non-revenue flight.
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:53 am

Quoting 777gk (Reply 8):
Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment. Smart money says that's where the deployment came from.

I believe there have been several incidents with the over wing slide deploying in flight on the 767. Issues somewhat similar to engine cowlings where the latches appear to be engaged but in fact are not. Apparently the 767 compartment cover is especially tricky appearing to be closed but the latches are not properly engaged.

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:53 am

This is not unheard of, and is a known problem for escape slides of this type (the offwing slide mounting).

Boeing 757 incident in 1993

"A visual inspection revealed that the left overwing emergency escape slide deployed and separated in flight."


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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:04 am

This happened once before on a 767 departing somewhere out of the Caribbean toward Europe about three or four years ago. It was an overwing slide which inflated and then it was ripped off the aircraft by the airflow. I'll bet that this was an overwing slide also that inflated.
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:55 pm

If still not found, some kids in a backyard somewhere might very easily have a handy toy to enjoy as we speak!  Wink
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:17 am

Not known which airline it is, but I guess it will be Air Europa...
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:41 am

I can't remember for sure, but in the early 90’s a Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747 series 200 lost a slide over Slough on take off from London Heathrow airport, I remember it being on the News.

As far as Air Europa goes a friend who works for them said all of their Boeing 767’s are all serviceable, so my money is set on MALEV for sure...

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:47 am

It's better than this, I suppose. Big grin

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Met

Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:48 am

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 2):

Up" Up" in E-baYyyyyyy, Awayyyyyyyyy!
I love this stuff! He Heh!  highfive 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:21 am

Quoting 777gk (Reply 8):
Overwing slides on 767-200s and virtually all 767-300s are stored in an exterior compartment

BA B767-300 have four doors, and no exterior slides.
Their B757 are the same.
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:48 am

Quoting Flyingfool (Reply 13):
Not known which airline it is, but I guess it will be Air Europa...



Quoting VSGirl (Reply 14):
As far as Air Europa goes a friend who works for them said all of their Boeing 767’s are all serviceable, so my money is set on MALEV for sure...

No, its not Malev. According to several Hungarain press reports; the aircaft was from a "Spanish Carrier" undergoing maintance at ACE complex Hungary. The aircaft returned to BUD after the incident and a investigation is being launched.

If you can read Hungarian, here you go...

http://www.mno.hu/index.mno?cikk=338...2fb3b926dcc252a4459461650c6&pass=2
http://hirstart.hu/kereses.php?freeword=767

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:05 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
It's better than this, I suppose.

HAHAHAHAHAH! I love that photo, that's great! Would have been even better if it were a Ryanair about to depart! Woohooooo!
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting TRISTARSTEVE (Reply 17):
BA B767-300 have four doors, and no exterior slides.
Their B757 are the same.

X 2 = 8 Total

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:17 am

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):

If something like that picture happened in flight or while people were aboard, how dangerous could that be?

Would that possibly suffocate anyone sitting nearby?
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:28 am

AA had a 757 overwing exit slide deploy in flight a couple of weeks ago, the slide just ripped off during flight doing some minor damage to the horizontal stabilizer, but the plane landed safely
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Met

Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:06 am

PLEASE DELETE
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 6:04 am

The chances may be slim, but if when the slide pulled off it had draped around the wing, obstructing airflow and preventing the slats on one side from deploying it could have been a catastrophe.
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:35 am

Depends on the 767 door config as to where the slides are located. If an a/c has 4 full size doors, one fwd, one fwd of wing, one aft of wing, and one aft, all the slides are in the door. If it has 4 doors, one fwd, one aft and two small ones OVER the wing(little plug doors) then the slide pack is at the aft edge of the fueslage where the wing is......by the flaps. I can tell you from experience this config, well it just sucks with all the monkey motion and actuators for the slide compartment. Hint........if anyone is buying a 767......go for the 4 full size doors!!!!!!!!
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:03 am

If the 757 or 767 aircraft has overwing exits, then it has an offwing slide in the exterior compartment. Some early 747 variants also had the overwing slide in the exterior area. The only other aircrafts that have exterior compartments that I can remember is the Airbus 321 and the Airbus 380.

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 15):
It's better than this, I suppose

That's actually a life raft, not an evacuation slide. Big grin
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:44 am

It's been found!!

After days of searching, the slide/raft was found at the end of the runway on BUD grounds. It fell off the Spanish B767 more likely at 500ft not 3000 as originally reported.

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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting PillowTester (Reply 21):
If something like that picture happened in flight or while people were aboard, how dangerous could that be?

And of course, nobody on board would have so much as a Swiss Army knife to try to puncture the thing and deflate it!
 
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:37 am

wow, misreported by the news? does that happen?

sounds like a mistake during maintenance, as it was a plane in for service, and the slide came off right on takeoff. must've been cool to see!

Quoting StanstedFlyer (Reply 19):
HAHAHAHAHAH! I love that photo, that's great! Would have been even better if it were a Ryanair about to depart! Woohooooo!

Might kill the pax in those seats either by crushing them or suffocating them. ick.
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Met

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:52 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 29):
Might kill the pax in those seats either by crushing them or suffocating them. ick.

There have been instances where evacuation slides (NOT life rafts, as seen in the above picture) have deployed inside the cabin. Noteably, the SQ 006 crash in Taiwan, as well as the WN overrun in Burbank, CA (2000). In both cases, the forces of the impact deployed the evacuation slide while the doors were still closed. In the SQ 747 crash, the flight attendant in her jumpseat was pinned down, and needed to struggle hard to get out. The Southwest 737-300 incident caused the slide the inflate into the galley, preventing the 1R and 1L exits and flight attendants from being used in the evacuation. All the flight attendants in both examples did survive, however.
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RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:58 pm

Quoting PillowTester (Reply 21):
ld that possibly suffocate anyone sitting nearby?

I'm I the only one wondering about a member going by the name PillowTester who wants to know how effective a suffocating device this would make?

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