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Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:04 pm

I did a search but found no mention of it on Anet.
This happened more than a day ago at Miri Airport in the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. No passenger injured though the culprit might or might not have suffered direct consequential harm. It appeared that the incident occured shortly before take off. Conflicting reports on what happened to the man physically.

This says no injuries.
http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%.../Story/A1Story20120804-363333.html

But critically hurt according to this.
http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/08/04/man-jumps-off-moving-plane/

Some broken bones and sighting of otherworldly beings here.
http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/08...mper-claims-seeing-ghost-in-plane/

Reporters, ah reporters! How can a 1-1 cabin be remotely similar to a 3-3 A320
(Anyone knows what is the plane in that picture?)
http://www.thenewage.co.za/58162-102...jumps_off_moving_plane_in_Malaysia
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:18 pm

I would expect that someone jumping off an A320 will suffer some injuries, broken bones doesn't seem like that much of a stretch.

Quoting neutrino (Thread starter):
(Anyone knows what is the plane in that picture?)

Looks like a Beech 1900.
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:34 pm

Some said the guy screamed that he saw ghosts, while some said he had a fight with his girlfriend. Some earlier sources also suggest that this guy is an Air Asia employee but he was off-duty then.
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:42 pm

He probably realized that he has to pay for the food.
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:51 pm

Why would anyone in their right mind jump of an AirAsia flight...have you see their cabin crew      
 
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Sun Aug 05, 2012 5:27 pm

Im flying next week with them to langkawi, so hope I dont get any problems, will keep my eyes on the safety demo tho  ! Haha lol
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Quoting neutrino (Thread starter):
sighting of otherworldly beings here.

ha - nicely phrased.

Quoting neutrino (Thread starter):

at least they got a file photo of a plane, and not a car or a boat.

Quoting tonyban (Reply 4):
Why would anyone in their right mind jump of an AirAsia flight...have you see their cabin crew

On the other hand, that cabin crew wasn't strong enough to stop him opening the door.
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:41 am

Didn't this almost happen earlier in the year? Something about a man opening the over-wing door to get away from a screaming child, IIRC..

Ghosts on a plane? Are the EAL 401 galley items still being circulated?   
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:39 am

I dont get it... did the crew disarm the doors? Was it still at the gate? How was a slide not deployed? If it was a B1900, no cabin crew or slides and makes mode sense except for the broken bones...
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:00 am

Quoting jetMARC (Reply 8):
dont get it... did the crew disarm the doors? Was it still at the gate? How was a slide not deployed? If it was a B1900, no cabin crew or slides and makes mode sense except for the broken bones...

The main doors would have been armed as it was taxiing. It sounds like the guy opened the over-wing exit, which I believe you can open anytime the cabin is not yet pressurised (like on the ground taxxing as they were). The slide would have deployed.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:19 am

Airbus overwing exits have slides too tho and are always armed, unless it was a B737.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:30 am

Quoting tharanga (Reply 6):
cabin crew wasn't strong enough to stop him opening the door.

On the 1900, there is no cabin crew, only flight crew. The FO does a safety briefing and then proceeds back into the cockpit. Often the cockpit door is left open, but otherwise the passengers are unsupervised. There is no FA jumpseat on the 1900, no lavatory, and while the A/C is small, the plane is narrow and long so there are lots of places the flight crew can't see from the cockpit. Besides, their attention is generally to the flight (as it should be, since no autopilot on the 1900s). In my experience with 1900 flights, mostly in the midwest with Air Midwest and Great Lakes, passengers are completely left alone after the safety briefing to landing.

Quoting jetMARC (Reply 8):
did the crew disarm the doors?

Doors can't be disarmed. There are no slides on the 1900. It isn't very tall at all.

Quoting jetMARC (Reply 8):
How was a slide not deployed?

Because if there was a slide, it would get torn up in the #1 engine as soon as it deployed. And the plane isn't very tall at all. For instance, our Embraers at work aren't very tall. If we need our stairs or ramp elsewhere, its quite easy and painless to jump from the L1 door to the ramp. You might break a bone if the plane was moving but I do it quite often. I find it fun jumping from the airplane! FWIW, the Embraers don't have slides, either. Maybe overwater A/C but not ours.

Quoting vaus77w (Reply 9):
The main doors would have been armed as it was taxiing. It sounds like the guy opened the over-wing exit, which I believe you can open anytime the cabin is not yet pressurised (like on the ground taxxing as they were). The slide would have deployed.

You can't arm the door. You can secure the pax door in the 1900 like any other door by pulling it shut, but assuming the plane wasn't pressurized, the door or the window exits could have been opened on the ground while the plane was taxiing. In this case I'm sure he went out the overwing exit. Had he exited from the pax door he would have been chopped up by the #1 engine.


Again, there is no need for slides on the 1900 and its not equipped with them. If he jumped from the wing of the 1900 exit, I'm sure from a moving a/c there would be a possibility for broken bones, especially if he landed badly. Its not a tall aircraft but its still a good three-four feet fall, if not more. And the wing is high in the 1900. You have to walk over the wing spar in the cabin.
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:58 am

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 11):
Because if there was a slide, it would get torn up in the #1 engine as soon as it deployed.
Quoting mhkansan (Reply 11):
Had he exited from the pax door he would have been chopped up by the #1 engine.

Glancing through the articles, they made no indication of which exit the man used. How are you so sure that he exited from the front lefthand door when there are at least 4 doors on an A320 with emergency chutes.

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 11):
And the plane isn't very tall at all. For instance, our Embraers at work aren't very tall. If we need our stairs or ramp elsewhere, its quite easy and painless to jump from the L1 door to the ramp.

An Embraer 135, 140 and 145 perhaps yes, but A320 maybe not so. I know that the L1 door of the 737 is at least 8 feet off the ground so the L1 door on an A320 will be higher than this. 8ft+ is not an easy drop for an adult unless he/she is adept at parkour.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:11 am

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 11):

Don't be confused by the picture in a newspaper, Air Asia only operates A320's.
 
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:46 am

Quoting neutrino,reply=0The Star/Asia News Network
Saturday, Aug 04, 2012
MIRI, Malaysia - A man jumped out of a moving aircraft while it was about to take off.

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The newspaper got it wrong, the plane was taxiing. The only person I know who successfully jumped from a jetliner during take off was Col. John Matrix (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Commando.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:58 am

Quoting jetMARC (Reply 10):
Airbus overwing exits have slides too tho and are always armed, unless it was a B737.

Well, Indo Air Asia had a little kid running towards the overwing exit and opened it after it got to the gate... Wasn't a pleasant day to be in Ops... and neither was this more recent one.

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 14):
The newspaper got it wrong, the plane was taxiing.

Anything after doors closed until take off is usually translated by the new media as "about to take off", and anything after landing until doors opened as "during landing".   

Quoting tonyban (Reply 4):
Why would anyone in their right mind jump of an AirAsia flight...have you see their cabin crew

Oh yeah! They're addictive... even after duty!   
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:52 am

In this context it has to be mentioned that this guy was not the first one to jump from a departing plane:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088944/
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:41 am

Quoting vaus77w (Reply 9):
The main doors would have been armed as it was taxiing. It sounds like the guy opened the over-wing exit, which I believe you can open anytime the cabin is not yet pressurised (like on the ground taxxing as they were). The slide would have deployed.

shouldnt it arm when The engines are running/Aircraft in Air.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:44 pm

Quoting tonyban (Reply 4):



Why would anyone in their right mind jump of an AirAsia flight...have you see their cabin crew


That could be the causative reason. The soon-to-be jumper couldn't take his eyes off them resulting in a quarrel with his gf and then his mind went bonkers. 
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Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:54 pm

Quoting Polot (Reply 1):
I would expect that someone jumping off an A320 will suffer some injuries, broken bones doesn't seem like that much of a stretch.
Quoting jetMARC (Reply 8):
How was a slide not deployed?

According to a news article, the slide was deployed....if the reporter is right.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:08 pm

Quoting mhkansan (Reply 11):

From your post, you seem to be misled by the photo on The New Age article. But of course its the *repooter's fault. That B1900 has nothing at all to do with the AirAsia A320 incident.

*the misspelling is accidental but the noncorrection is intentional.
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:37 pm

Quoting neutrino (Reply 18):

Quoting tonyban (Reply 4):



Why would anyone in their right mind jump of an AirAsia flight...have you see their cabin crew


That could be the causative reason. The soon-to-be jumper couldn't take his eyes off them resulting in a quarrel with his gf and then his mind went bonkers. 

HaHaHaHa !!

I just flew with them a few weeks ago and believe me, I could not take my eyes of them. So hot ! ..and I had seat 1C !
 
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:14 pm

Quoting tonyban (Reply 21):
I could not take my eyes of them.

I understand completely your ecstacy on beholding the feast of beauties. At least you can freely partake in your enjoyment. Lucky you!
In my job of shooting people portraiture, there are many a times I came up close and personal with drop dead gorgeous birds but unlike you, I have to literally tear my eyes away from the eye candies. Being a professional, both in craft and ethics, I against my baser instinct have to overcome (failure to do so is not an option) the urge to train my sight on them even a nanosecond longer than appropriate and necessary. Poor suffering soul, me!   
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RE: Man Jumps Off Taxiing AirAsia Aircraft‎

Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:37 pm

many people have done before but the best one for me it was not time ago when a cabin crew did in Jetblue I think and he opened the door went out and go home to quit his job after a fight with a pax before departure... there´s so many cases, people have tried even after take off and in cruise...