What are those "handles" on the wings of A320 aircraft?
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|Quoting Rscaife1682 (Reply 5):|
Did they use these after the US Airways ditching.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):|
Wouldn't the crew attach the same.
|Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 8):|
Yes the crew would attach the ropes, however this is only in a planned ditching. In all fairness it is not worth briefing the passengers on this.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 9):|
Was this done on the hudson ditching
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):|
I wonder why the crew did not use it as a hand hold.
|Quoting Speedmarque (Reply 14):|
Virgin Atlantic's one and only A320 carried the "escape straps" for use in a ditching. Although the "rings" are fitted to BA's A320 wings the straps are not
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 17):|
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 16):
If they're not doing overwater flights, it may not be required.
That would restrict their options to very few airports