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UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:57 am

A United Ailines flight from ORD to SNA was divered to ICT. The flight could not continue on a replacement aircraft due to SNA's curfew.

Details here http://flightclub.jalopnik.com/emerg...t-on-unit-1597849506/+flyingphotog

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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:55 pm

I am not sure what is the bigger news here. That an evacuation slide deployed in flight, or that UA put a mainline aircraft on a domestic flight.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:59 pm

Quoting PEK777 (Reply 1):
I am not sure what is the bigger news here. That an evacuation slide deployed in flight, or that UA put a mainline aircraft on a domestic flight.

Now that's funny.....   
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:26 pm

Quoting PEK777 (Reply 1):
I am not sure what is the bigger news here. That an evacuation slide deployed in flight, or that UA put a mainline aircraft on a domestic flight.

LOL good one!

I hope none of the crew in the aft galley were injured...no mention of that so I assume everyone is okay. It'd have been easy to get pinned against the opposite door when it inflated if you didn't realize immediately what was happening and escaped the galley. I can't imagine how this could possibly happen...maybe we'll see a recall of slides by that manufacturer? G4 went through a major grounding of aircraft back in 2012 due to slide issues.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:34 pm

Quoting PEK777 (Reply 1):

I am not sure what is the bigger news here. That an evacuation slide deployed in flight, or that UA put a mainline aircraft on a domestic fligh

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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:36 pm

I didn't know June was deploy slide at will month. AS, UA, CZ and counting...
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:24 pm

Tell me they didn't leave it inflated all the way down, right? After all, it is blocking two emergency exits...
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:36 pm

To be honest, I am not sure how funny this is! If one of the crew were in the galley, or a passenger leaving the toilet - They would have been killed. Incredibly dangerous! Very very lucky!
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:11 pm

that's kind of unusual for a 737 slide but that looked to be a slide raft. I'm wondering whether someone parked their Butt on the slide Bustle. it's big enough to be a seat but it's placarded "do not sit here"..
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:17 pm

Quoting Smi0006 (Reply 7):
If one of the crew were in the galley, or a passenger leaving the toilet - They would have been killed. Incredibly dangerous!

So, the news media so far has shown passenger pictures of the deployed slide inside the aircraft. But, what I wanted to see, was a stock photograph of the area of the airplane where the slide deployed.
To see what FA seats were there and the emergency doors, etc, for that aircraft.

Being an ex-airline employee, I would also inquire, if there any non-revenue passengers on that flight, did the airline pay for their overnight hotel, or did the non-revs have to pay for that "extra" themselves?
When I was affiliated with the airline, back in the 1990's our starting pay at the telemarketing center was under $6/hr, and I didn't fly with a lot of cash, or credit, so I doubt if I would have had an extra $60-$100 for a hotel room.
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:33 pm

Quoting dtw2hyd (Reply 5):

Very Good.   
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:46 pm

Non-revs are on their own. UA isn't bound to compensate anyone flying on a pass. While its possible UA helped out, I wouldn't bet on it given the UA corporate culture.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:25 pm

Quoting DIRECTFLT (Reply 9):
Being an ex-airline employee, I would also inquire, if there any non-revenue passengers on that flight, did the airline pay for their overnight hotel, or did the non-revs have to pay for that "extra" themselves?

I have never heard of UA paying for non-rev's hotels except on 9/11. It might happen if there are no or few customer service agents to sort out the non-revs.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:40 pm

Let me guess: the maker of the slide inflation devices is Tokata. They are now famous for airbag detonators that go "bang" improperly.
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:37 pm

Was at KICT this morning putting my daughter on a WN flight to Chicago, and it was a madhouse at the United counter, and in the gate area. They got some pax rebooked on the morning flights via DEN, but they eventually got a replacement 737 (N76517) from CLE that left shortly after 1100 (and they were paging one pax for the flight "this is your final boarding call, they're about to close the doors" - I'd hate to be that person if she'd missed it). Things were busy enough on the united ramp that they temporarily operated their HOU flight out of the normally-unoccupied gate 11 (UA is normally at 8/10 on the other side of the building, 11 is across from WN at Gate 12 out on the end, and gates 7 and 9 are permanently closed for construction of the new terminal)

They had a 737 sitting overnight at Gate 8 that they could have used, but as was previously mentioned, the SNA curfew meant that a bunch of people who otherwise wouldn't get the opportunity, got to see how exciting Wichita is at 10:30pm.

From KWCH's report:

"The pilot came back to examine what occurred and I found it kind of amusing because he kind of shook his head and said 'holy shmoley'," laughed another passenger Teresa Hollander. "He’d never really seen that happen before."

That had to be quite the scene...

I didn't see the wounded bird on the ramp anywhere at KICT this morning though, and FlightAware shows N24706 heading off to DEN in the wee hours of the morning. I'm assuming they took the bird and her crew to DEN for easier repairs, although I wouldn't be surprised if a replacement slide could have been had across town from Spirit's 737 assembly line in a real pinch.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:17 pm

How on Earth does this happen? I would assume if it were a flight attendant sitting on the bustle, you would have had a serious injury or a fatality...   
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:21 pm

From the folks who were on the plane, it sounds like it inflated slowly, rather than all at once.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:45 pm

If the plane was 100% full I'm curious where the 3rd F/A sat for landing since the rear jumpseat was "occupied" by the slide.

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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:01 pm

There were only 96 pax and 5 crew aboard.
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:22 pm

Aircraft #0706 ferried to DEN.


Quoting CyberEntomology (Reply 16):
From the folks who were on the plane, it sounds like it inflated slowly, rather than all at once.

Well, it is not instantaneous, but takes a few seconds to inflate. Once that bottle goes, there is no stopping it.

L-2 door area



R-2 door area, L-2 similar,...

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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:58 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 15):
How on Earth does this happen?

That is an excellent question. I was trained on the 737-300 and -500 when I flew for Untied - but I think the -700 door and slide assembly seems to work the same way. I have no idea how a passenger or a flight attendant could accidentally make the trigger for the slide fire with the door closed and the slide packed inside the housing. There was certainly no training on an inadvertent slide inflation in the cabin. Would there be a way to kit the bottom of the slide just above the girt bar with a cart or even with your foot that could make the trigger deploy? If so the FAA better get a bulletin out on this right away….
 
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:35 pm

Quoting aloha73g (Reply 17):
If the plane was 100% full I'm curious where the 3rd F/A sat for landing since the rear jumpseat was "occupied" by the slide.

Cockpit jumpseat?
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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:05 am

Quoting KFLLCFII (Reply 6):
Tell me they didn't leave it inflated all the way down, right? After all, it is blocking two emergency exits...

At HA we were trained to puncture and deflate a slide that inflated during flight.

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RE: UAL 1463 Emergency Slide Deployed In Flight

Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:15 am

Quoting TW870 (Reply 20):
CALTECH From Poland, joined May 2007, 2144 posts, RR: 25

Reply 19, posted s_lt(1404163357, 'l F j Y H:i:s');Mon Jun 30 2014 16:22:37 your local timeMon Jun 30 2014 14:22:37 UTC (6 hours 43 minutes 44 secs ago) and read 4231 times:

Aircraft #0706 ferried to DEN.



Thanks for those pics CALTECH. That doesn't look like a space where pax would be hanging out.
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