Skydrol
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Exterior Release For Window Exits

Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:36 am

This is something I never paid attention to before...

The photo linked below is from an eBay auction where a DC-9 overwing window exit door is being sold, there are instructions for opening the window exit from the outside... is this uncommon? Of course the main full-height forward/aft passenger entry/service doors need to be opened from the outside of the airplane, but this little window exit surprised me:

''LIFT UP FORCIBLY''

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AIRCRAFT-DC9-EMERGENCY-EXIT-DOOR-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/opEAAOxydl5SJ5~d/$(KGrHqNHJBUFIWIWk+o,BSJ5+c,I+w~~60_57.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/AIRCRAFT-DC9-EMERGENCY-EXIT-DOOR-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY2/z/6dkAAOxyod5SJ5~G/$(KGrHqRHJFMFIlJd(NReBSJ5+GnfIw~~60_57.JPG





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jetstar
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:02 pm

It’s for airport rescue personnel who might have to enter the airplane if the passengers are disabled inside because of smoke or some other reason.

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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:20 am

What airline did that come from? AA ?
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:35 am

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 2):
What airline did that come from?

Midwest Express. Notice the small stripe of gold on the bottom in the OP picture.


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Skydrol
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:18 am

I understand this would be so emergency responders could open the overwing window exit from the outside.

My question was if this is unique to the DC-9 series, or if this is common to all airplanes? I never noticed the instructions on the outside of an overwing exit before (likely because I wasn't paying attention to this detail).

Quoting ha763 (Reply 3):
Midwest Express. Notice the small stripe of gold on the bottom in the OP picture.

Dang, you have an amazing eye to notice that gold edge adjacent to the white!


Incidentally, if someone likes the exit door, it is still listed for 125 dollars 'buy it now' on eBay (I have nothing to do with the eBay auction listing).




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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 am

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 4):
My question was if this is unique to the DC-9 series, or if this is common to all airplanes? I never noticed the instructions on the outside of an overwing exit before (likely because I wasn't paying attention to this detail).

Every type I've ever come in contact with opens from the outside also. On the 757 if you use the exterior handle the overwing slide will deactivate and not inflate. I've never tried it. We always disconnect the slide before opening the hatches.
 
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:33 am

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 5):
Every type I've ever come in contact with opens from the outside also. On the 757 if you use the exterior handle the overwing slide will deactivate and not inflate. I've never tried it. We always disconnect the slide before opening the hatches.

Thanks. I've learned something interesting and new (to me), after being around airplanes for decades!

Funny thing is, it took an eBay auction item for me to notice this at all.  





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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:14 am

Quoting Skydrol (Reply 4):
Incidentally, if someone likes the exit door, it is still listed for 125 dollars 'buy it now' on eBay

Damn, if it wouldn't cost a bomb to have it shipped transatlantic I'd snap this up!
 
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:07 am

Instructions to rescue crew opening the EE from the outside.Forebilly to release it from the mount below after opening the latch.
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:42 pm

External opening is required by 14 CFR 25.809 (b).

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx...de=14:1.0.1.3.11.4.178.59&rgn=div8
 
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:08 am

Quoting mrocktor (Reply 9):
External opening is required by 14 CFR 25.809 (b).

External opening procedures and diagrams for doors and emergency exits for all Boeing types (including most former Douglas/McDonnell Douglas types) on the Boeing website here.
http://www.boeing.com/boeing/commercial/airports/rescue_fire.page

I'm sure there's a comparable page on the Airbus site.
 
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RE: Exterior Release For Window Exits

Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:01 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10):
I'm sure there's a comparable page on the Airbus site.

There is indeed.

http://www.airbus.com/support/mainte...rcraft-rescue-firefighting-charts/

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