LoneStarMike
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Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Mon Jan 22, 2001 5:20 pm

This past summer, An American Airlines jet bound for Orlando was forced to return to DFW after smoke started filling the cabin. This was the article which ran in The Dallas Morning News regarding the incident:

http://www.dallasnews.com/metro/113557_airtrouble_18m.html

So why are these people just standing around on the wing like they were at a cocktail party or something? Were they afraid they were going to break a nail?

LoneStarMike

 
BostonBeau
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Mon Jan 22, 2001 11:28 pm

That is a bizarre photo. If I had just climbed out of an airliner whose cabin had filled with smoke, the last place I would want to be is right over several thousand gallons of flammable liquid!
 
The Ticketor
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Mon Jan 22, 2001 11:55 pm

That doesn't look good at all! What the h**l is the cabin crew doing?
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:21 am

Maybe it would be easier to evacuate passengers over the wing if Boeing (737) & McDD (MD80/90) had installed overwing slides like Airbus did on the A320 instead of making them slide down the flaps & fall to the ground. I hate that idea because what if the flaps failed & couldn't be lowered, yet the aircraft was still on fire? The jump most likely would cause very serious injuries.
 
englandair
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 1:17 am

My guess is that they're shocked.
In an emergency, some people are going to panik and not know what to do, and will probably act like sheep! Therefore if one person just runs out onto the wing and stands there, others are likely to do the same.

I'm not a psycollogist (sp?) but I reckon that's likely to happen.

Jamie.
 
pmk
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 2:00 am

I can't buy this! There is a crash tender standing in the shot! Wouldn't the fireman be SCREAMING for them to get down! Does no one know how to evacuate! Someone at Delta Should be SHOT for this! This goes to Delta's heiracharcal flight crew system, if the pilot does not give the order nothing happens.

Peter
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 2:28 am

Obviously it turned out the situation was not life threatening. You can clearly see a ladder at the trailing edge of the wing. I can only draw the conclusion that they were going to get them off the wing in an orderly manner to avoid un-necessary injury. Easy really!
 
gkirk
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 2:36 am

To be honest, nothing you Americans do surprise me now. ( No offence to Americans on this forum ) Because Americans have an image of being quite stupid where i live. I know every1 on here would get off that wing as fast as they could. PS I ain't trying to offend anyone
GKirk
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Pmk

Tue Jan 23, 2001 3:06 am


Delta?
As far as i could see, the plane on the picture is American Airlines MD-80.
I wonder where you got Delta from
I prefer to be crazy and happy rather than normal and bitter
 
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GKirk

Tue Jan 23, 2001 3:08 am

If you are not trying to offend, then what exactly is your point?
 
englandair
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 3:18 am

Alitis- Don't blame him for thinking Americans are stupid, blame who ever brought Jerry Springer to Europe.
 
david_mx
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 3:25 am

People there seems to be really happy, they are even dancing on the wing! Just Kidding.

From my personal point of view there was no reason to be in panic.

Im not a pilot, just an student, and I think that can be compared but that happen in my car too, i mean the guy that did the oil change threw a lot on the engine and he didn't tell me, so after 15 minutes I got tons of smoke from the Air Conditioner, at first I thoght the car was in fire, but then I noticed the info on the panel and had no info, everything was OK but tons of oil over the engine, and came back to fix the problem.

David
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 3:39 am

That's ok, GKirk, where I come from people think that Scotsmen are ill-tempered, poorly-schooled, skirt-wearing fools who take a few too many liberties with their livestock. But so long as you and I can rise above these stereotypes, we will all get along just fine.

Of course it goes without saying that I mean no offense.  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 4:01 am

WN boy - no, that's the Welsh. Big grin  Wow! Big grin
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 4:03 am

To me it looks like those people were told to form a barrior to provent people from walking off the end of the wing. Doesn't it look lke they are directing them towards the ladder. Although if there was flames coming from the plane I doubt those people would stick around to help others. I don't know, your right it is a strange picture.
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 4:14 am

Standing on the wings heh? Maybe it's coctail hour waiting for a txi slot?
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 10:45 am

I donot know if you guys are telling the Truth but someone said that Boeing does not install Slides on the wings?? That is wrong. Here Down Under all airlines Have slides on the Emergency Wings. AirNZ, AirPacifc, Qantas, Air Calin etc.....

Cheers
mikey
 
pmk
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:21 pm

It was American, I stand corrected. Regarding Gkirk: fortunately American's are not all stupid, we don't delegate entire states as generating Stupid people. Imagine if we Americans thought all Britains were :

Hyacinth Bucket, Wilberforst Clayborne Humphries, and Monty Python! No American's are not stupid, if we were Leyland would be selling us automobiles!
 
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 12:36 pm

ANZ, the Boeing products that have slides on the wings are the 747, 757, 767, and 777-300. The installation of overwing evac slides are not dictated by the airline, but rather the design of the aircraft. The takeoff and landing flap settings are sufficient ramps for evacuees, and there is only a gap of a few feet between the ground and the bottom of the flap on the 737 and, in this case, the MD-80, even at the next lower setting from fully retracted. The Airbus narrowbodies are much longer-legged than their equivalent Boeing products, and it would not be safe to have such a large space between the ground and the wing. FAA and JAA pushed Airbus to install these on the A320, which is also what happened with Boeing and the 757.
 
gkirk
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RE: Strange So-Called Emergency Evacuation Photo

Tue Jan 23, 2001 11:13 pm

With reference to my earlier comment, Americans do have a reputation of being stupid here in the UK. This is a fact. I was just stating a fact. Anyway, its well-known that us Scots and the Irish are the best people for partying. We are officially the happiest people in the world, and Im sure if there was a problem with the plane we would all want to get off it as quickly as possible just to be safe, but looking at the people in the pic. Looks like they ain't concerned with their well being.
Regards my American chums.
GKirk
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