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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:29 pm

Really unfortunate incident :

http://avherald.com/h?article=466b79cf&opt=0

Let's hope this poor woman can have a full recovery
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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:00 pm

One day maybe all aircraft should have sensor if gate jetway or staircase remove the warning yellow flashing lights come on if move away. It would be better for people to alert it. If the door closed flash lights will turn it off. That makes sense!


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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:20 pm

Oh dear, that's a nasty thing to happen. All too easy to see how it can be done when you're in a rush. Here's wishing her a speedy recovery, and being grateful for the fact that she wasn't injured even worse.
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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:12 pm

Reminds me of this Ryanair accident last year.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...rdess-suffers-head-injuries-826729

There have been a few fatal accidents involving falls from aircraft. Two that come to mind.

AA flight attendant fell from the door of an A300 after he opened the door to evacuate the aircraft following an emergency landing at MIA in 2000. The aircraft wasn't depressurized and he was sucked out and fell to the concrete below.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=94950&page=1
http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/recletters/2001/A01_16_22.pdf

Mechanic (part of the crew) on a charter 737-200 in the U.S. fell and was killed while trying to close the door before departure during a thundersorm.
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/br...ef.aspx?ev_id=20070718X00958&key=1
http://dms.ntsb.gov/aviation/Acciden...ecc551cetxub31/A08112013120000.pdf
 
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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:30 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 4):
The aircraft wasn't depressurized and he was sucked out and fell to the concrete

Small point but he was blown out - not sucked out.
 
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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:08 am

Best wishes and a speedy recovery for her.
 
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Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:47 am

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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 am

Quoting VC-10 (Reply 4):
Small point but he was blown out - not sucked out.

That depends on the point of view. If you look at it from outside the aircraft, he was sucked out from the lower pressure outside   
 
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:35 am

Quoting mafi29 (Reply 7):
That depends on the point of view. If you look at it from outside the aircraft, he was sucked out from the lower pressure outside

And it definitely sucked for him either way!

I'm surprised the door could open with that much of a pressure differential.
 
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:17 pm

I know some airlines do not allow the doors to be opened unless somthing is outside such as a Jetty, Steps or a Highlift.
 
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:32 pm

Last month Indigo 6E lost its engineer after he fell from the Rear right door while clicking pictures for Maintenance.

A320 is a tall model compared to the 737 and having said worked on that, one needs to be a extra careful.

Wishing her a speedy recovery.
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:44 pm

Quoting Smittyone (Reply 8):
I'm surprised the door could open with that much of a pressure differential.

I was too. I'm pretty sure that on all of the A's & B's in production now, it's impossible to open the doors when the cabin is pressurized.
 
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:47 pm

some kid had fallen of a KLM 747 at Karachi in the 80s or so, luckily she wasn't hurt too bad.
 
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:15 pm

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 10):
Last month Indigo 6E lost its engineer after he fell from the Rear right door while clicking pictures for Maintenance.

I have taken pictures of 6E A320s at night and noticed all the doors open. http://pilotnewsmag.com/?p=10525 I did not realise Dev was taking pictures. From the news story it appears otherwise.

In 2008 a Jet Airways flight attendant fell down from a 737 http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...eak-accident-airlines-spokesperson
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:28 pm

I guess that there will be new safeguards put in after this...maybe.
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RE: Woman Seriously Injured, Fell From Parked A320

Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:37 pm

Quoting brilondon (Reply 14):
I guess that there will be new safeguards put in after this...maybe.

Big maybe. It's over ten years since a U2 captain was severely injured at EDI when he fell out while trying to close a door and as others have said there have been several accidents in more recent years.

http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-80929.html

As a matter of interest does anybody know what happened to Captain Rutherford? Was he ever fit to return to flying?