BradWray
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Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:21 am

I am unaware if this has been posted before, I couldnt find it!
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How the heck would this of happend and what would happen if it occured in an emergency?

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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:31 am

That's not a slide.

It's a raft. I'm not sure which aircraft type this is but I know on some 757's they're stored in a compartment above the center isle (The emergancy card shows and illistration of two people getting it down). judging fromt he seating config, I think that's what this was. I can only guess maybe it fell and the release cord got pulled.
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:35 am

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
would this of happend



Quoting Kearnet (Reply 1):
isle



Quoting Kearnet (Reply 1):
illistration

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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:50 am

Quoting Kearnet (Reply 1):
I'm not sure which aircraft type this is

Looks like Southwest seats to me, so it can only be a 737

I recall OPNLguy saying a while back that WN was installing overwater kits in their planes, so maybe they had an "accident" during the installation of the rafts or something
 
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:07 am

Quoting BradWray (Thread starter):
what would happen if it occured in an emergency?

Puncture the slide with the raft knife or something sharp as quickly as possible to prevent passenger or crew entrapment. (I'm serious...)
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:10 am

Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 3):
Looks like Southwest seats to me, so it can only be a 737

I recall OPNLguy saying a while back that WN was installing overwater kits in their planes, so maybe they had an "accident" during the installation of the rafts or something

Southwest wasn't equipped for overwater ops in 2003.
 
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:54 am

It's a Virgin Blue 737

On 737s, the rafts are also in the ceiling compartments, and depedning on which type, they're in different locations.
On the 737 800, they're at the front, and also at the overwings; as in a ditching the aft doors are of no help as they'd be in the water due to the length of the aircraft. Whereas the shorter series have them at the forward and the aft doors.
 
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:10 pm

Probably someone Installing the Escape Raft without the Safety pin on.The Safety pin would be removed after the Raft is Installed in location to be activated by Door opening in Emegency.
There is a Manual Deflation plug to Deflate the Slide/Raft too.
This looks like a Mx error while replacing.
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RE: Emergancy Slide Opens Inside Aircraft; How?

Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:30 pm

Quoting Seanp11 (Reply 5):
Southwest wasn't equipped for overwater ops in 2003.

Completely missed the date on that... Looks like someone else ID'ed it as Virgin Blue

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