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Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:22 pm

I was just viewing the evacuation video of the Dynamic Air 762 at FLL and a thought came to my mind...do cargo jets have
evacuation slides and if so are they only required for the front two side doors?

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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:56 am

They often do, but only for one door.
747F's typically have one from the upper deck small door, and one from the L1 door.
737F's typically (in my observation) have one just for the R1 door.
 
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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:26 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
747F's typically have one from the upper deck small door, and one from the L1 door.

I only flew 747-200Fs and the only slide was on the upper deck door. None on L1. There was an escape rope stored in the door frame though. You could use it to hand rappel 20 feet down to the ground like the SEALs. Or you could wrap it around your neck if you're abandoning the ship due to your gross negligence to avoid the paper work and the meeting with the chief pilot.   

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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:12 pm

On the 727 we only had a knotted rope in a pouch over L1 in addition to the standard cockpit window escape ropes. R1,R2 and L2 were generally completely covered by Gill Liner making them unusable. We also had one over-wing exit useable on either side. For horse charter "supernumeraries" on L2/R2 the liner was removed on that a/c and regular slides were fitted. You could probably use the aft airstairs assuming you didn't belly it in or have any freight impeding egress but it wouldn't be a good idea passing up plenty of good exits to use the "easy" one just to find out it wasn't usable if you got back there.
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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:41 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):
Or you could wrap it around your neck if you're abandoning the ship due to your gross negligence to avoid the paper work and the meeting with the chief pilot.

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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:59 pm

It really depends upon the configuration and what is certified in original build or STC modification from passenger version. My company operated B727s for many years with one slide at the L1 door. However, that was considered a secondary exit with the primary being the side windows (CV) in the cockpit.

Our McDoug trijets and Airbus A300/310 freighters had slides at both the L1 and R1 doors and both were considered primary emergency exits.
 
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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:28 pm

Quoting tb727 (Reply 3):
On the 727 we only had a knotted rope in a pouch over L1 in addition to the standard cockpit window escape ropes.

The DC9 freighters I flew were also the same way. But, I suppose if you had the time and hadn't wrecked to bad, you could roll the stairs down like a normal arrival.

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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:02 am

A330 F has two slides on the both front doors L1 and R1.
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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:46 am

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 6):
The DC9 freighters I flew were also the same way. But, I suppose if you had the time and hadn't wrecked to bad, you could roll the stairs down like a normal arrival.
Quoting 113312 (Reply 5):
It really depends upon the configuration and what is certified in original build or STC modification from passenger version. My company operated B727s for many years with one slide at the L1 door. However, that was considered a secondary exit with the primary being the side windows (CV) in the cockpit.

I always said if you wrecked it good enough the nose gear would collapse and it wouldn't be much of a jump to the ground.
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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:11 am


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RE: Evacuation Slides On Cargo Jets?

Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:42 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 1):

They often do, but only for one door.
747F's typically have one from the upper deck small door, and one from the L1 door.

There is no slide on L1 door, only escape ropes.
The 747F has only 1 slide from the emergency door aft the cockpit.

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