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747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 2:09 am

Howdy all

I was having a yarn this evening with one of my mates who used to be an f/a with TN/QF, and we were discussing a situation which I was in when working with SQ Res here in Perth (maybe a thread for that is required).

Anyway, my mate told me that on the 747 there is only the 1 door which can be opened in-flight. He was saying this particular door is designed to be able to be opened ever so slightly whilst inflight in the case of volcanic ash getting into the cabin.

Now I was a bit pissed (as I still am), and so was he, and were dribbling shit at the time (as I am now), so we were probably talking and hearing different things entirely, but is this "situation" on the 747 true?



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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 2:15 am

Honestly, occifer, I haven't deen brinking  Nuts

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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 2:30 am

No, he is not correct. On the 747-200B (the only one that I know for sure), both 5L and 5R can be opened in flight once the cockpit overrides it. This is the standard operating procedure to vent the cabin of any smoke due to an inflight fire.
 
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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 3:01 am

ok, a couple of questions:

Firstly how can he be wrong yet right at the same time?

No, he is not correct. On the 747-200B both 5L and 5R can be opened in flight once the cockpit overrides it

Secondly, what does the B stand for in your nick?

Bum?
Big?
Betty?
Cionide?

Thirdly isn't 5L and 5R the main runways at Cape Town?

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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 3:09 am

a) He is right that there is one door, but wrong that there is ONLY one door. If there are two doors, then there is one door. Capiche?

b) B stands for "Business" as in "Mind your own".

c) No, those are 23L and 23R.
 
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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 7:03 am

LOL, Nice job B747-437B!

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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 11:19 am

I'm not under the alfluence of inchohol, although some thinkle peep I am.
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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 12:06 pm

Actually, B747-437B you're wrong. Door 3 L & R can be partially opened in flight for smoke evacuation. There is no overide mechanism in the cockpit, the a/c just needs to be depressurised.



 
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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 12:14 pm

At United, I belive if they need to open a door on the 747 in flight it is 5L. Prior to opening the door, it is tied down with seat belts to keep it is the cracked only position. Seat belts are attached from a grip handle on the door, to a mounted handle on the wall, to hold the door in place. Prior to landing, the door is closed and re-armed. The only time when opening a door in flight is permitted is when there is very thick or toxic smoke in the cabin.

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RE: 747 Question....Is This True?

Thu May 24, 2001 12:27 pm

Looking into this further, after consulting our Co. Emergency Procs Manual D2R can be opened in conjunction with 5 L & R to evecuate the smoke out of the aft doors or Door left 4 or 5 is opened in conjunction with D2R to evacuate the smoke through D2R.

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