|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.