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Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:13 am

An aircraft taxiing to take-off at Rome Fiumicino escaped disaster today. A dog had escaped onto the platform through an open cargo door. The owner saw his dog and warned the crew. Further details unknown.

Source: Netherlands public radio news
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:54 am

How does this make the dog the saviour?

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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:03 pm

Dog is my copilot!  Wink
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:24 pm

Apparently the plane had its cargo door still open prior to take off

Must have had faulty sensor switch showing that door was not closed?

[Edited 2007-08-11 05:25:11]
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 7:00 pm

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 1):
How does this make the dog the saviour?

Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers. It could just as well have gone after the nearest cat.
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:41 pm

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 2):
Dog is my copilot!

Shoot, that made me spit out my coffee!  Smile
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers.

Alerting the passengers to what? It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Quoting HowSwedeitis (Reply 2):
Dog is my copilot!

Dog saves!  Smile
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:16 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Err, if the dog has not escaped from it's container, jumped out of the a/c, and been seen running alongside, how would the crew know the cargo door was open? Of course the dog is the hero.....surprised he didn't get sucked in to the engine tho!
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:45 pm

Sorry, I just have a lot of difficulty believing that an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit. Can a commercial pilot confirm please?
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:50 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 8):
an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit.

Whether the alarm was sounding, whether it was noticed or whether it was faulty are all open to debate and confirmation. Still, stranger things have happened in aviation...!!
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:50 pm

I find it hard to believe that the dog got the attention of people, not the open cargo door? Pretty hard not too see a big opening in a plane taxing....

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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:59 pm

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers.

"What's that you're trying to tell us, Lassie? The cargo door's open?"
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:08 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 10):
I find it hard to believe that the dog got the attention of people, not the open cargo door? Pretty hard not too see a big opening in a plane taxing....

Well its harder on a 737, the doors open in, than out. and most cannot spot them open from a distance.
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:27 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
It seems the dog was the problem, not the solution.

Zvezda might have a case here. According to the Aviation safety Network: "An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside. (La Repubblica)". So the dog could be the villain after all! But is that really possible - are those doors so easy to open from the inside?
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:43 am

Quoting Flanor (Reply 4):
Forgot to mention that. The dog chased the aircraft, a 737, thereby alerting the passengers. It could just as well have gone after the nearest cat.

The dog was lucky not to have been jetblasted. Hot dog anyone?
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:01 am

Any link to this story.Something is not right.
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:08 am

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 13):
the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside.

Neat trick!  Yeah sure

..and what "platform" did this dog supposedly jump on as the aircraft was taxiing?

Had the aircraft actually taken off with the cargo door open, the aircraft wouldn't have pressurized, and they'd have turned right back around and landed.
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:36 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Something is not right.

Hmmm, maybe this is linked somehow to the EK flight that 'diverted' to LGW after landing at LHR...!!
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:41 am

article

An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside.

 rotfl 

 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:51 am

Well you would have no luck on a CRJ, those have no internal opening mechanisms
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:54 am

Ok... so the dog opened the door from the inside !, it must have had a damned good safety briefing prior to take off  eyebrow 
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:50 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 3):
Apparently the plane had its cargo door still open prior to take off

Must have had faulty sensor switch showing that door was not closed?

I think you have it backwards: The sensor showed the door closed, when it was actually open.

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 8):
Sorry, I just have a lot of difficulty believing that an open cargo door during taxi would not sound an alarm in the cockpit. Can a commercial pilot confirm please?

No alarm, only a light.

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 13):
Zvezda might have a case here. According to the Aviation safety Network: "An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside. (La Repubblica)". So the dog could be the villain after all! But is that really possible - are those doors so easy to open from the inside?

No cargo compartment I have ever been in has had the capability of opening the door from the inside.
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:02 am

For a moment I thought you were refering to "Dog the Bounty Hunter!"  Smile
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:28 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 21):
No cargo compartment I have ever been in has had the capability of opening the door from the inside.

Many jets do have that capability such as 747 and several other wide-bodies. you can unlock and open the doors from the inside.
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:37 pm

he has a cut under his eye? poor thing
 
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:45 pm

Quoting LHRBlueSkies (Reply 7):
Err, if the dog has not escaped from it's container, jumped out of the a/c, and been seen running alongside, how would the crew know the cargo door was open? Of course the dog is the hero.....surprised he didn't get sucked in to the engine tho!

Hero???? The dog could have been a stray dog that managed to get into the airport. So you're saying next time I see a dog running alongside a plane I should alert the captain?

Quoting PYP757 (Reply 13):
An official from the handling agent assumed that the dog had escaped from its cage and managed to unlock the cargo door from the inside.

Main word here is 'assumed'.

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 14):
Hot dog anyone?

I like mine with jetfuel on it.
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RE: Dog Saves The Day At Fiumicino

Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:29 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 21):
No cargo compartment I have ever been in has had the capability of opening the door from the inside.



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 23):
Many jets do have that capability such as 747 and several other wide-bodies. you can unlock and open the doors from the inside.

the 737 as well... but i doubt a dog could open it... it's very similar to opening the door from the outside - you have to grab AND twist the handle at the same time...

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