Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
2eng2efficient
Topic Author
Posts: 224
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 11:55 am

Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!
 
WayexTDI
Posts: 3063
Joined: Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:38 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 12:44 pm

2eng2efficient wrote:
Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!

Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???
 
2eng2efficient
Topic Author
Posts: 224
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 1:02 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!

Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???


Right!? It doesn’t make sense - did he forget his wallet or phone? Lol!
 
orlandocfi
Posts: 256
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:53 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 1:07 pm

WayexTDI wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!

Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???


The door probably slammed shut with the lock switch down and they got locked out. I’m guessing the capt was actually making a second attempt to get in because he couldn’t squat low enough to get in feet first.
 
N757ST
Posts: 1195
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:00 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 1:14 pm

Yeah that’s just inviting an on the job injury, one which might not be converted because I highly doubt the airline sanctioned this. Call maintenance, let me know when the door is open and I’ll report.
 
astaz
Posts: 85
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:41 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 1:33 pm

orlandocfi wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!

Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???


The door probably slammed shut with the lock switch down and they got locked out. I’m guessing the capt was actually making a second attempt to get in because he couldn’t squat low enough to get in feet first.



Even with the door locked, I can think of two safer/easier ways to gain access that I won’t post for security issues. This is stupidity.
 
Elementalism
Posts: 688
Joined: Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:03 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 2:36 pm

Delta's paint scheme for this plane was the General Lee. Later they jumped the plane across a pond on their way to Tulsa.
 
ScottB
Posts: 7812
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:25 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 2:50 pm

Elementalism wrote:
Delta's paint scheme for this plane was the General Lee. Later they jumped the plane across a pond on their way to Tulsa.


That would explain taxiway "Dixie" at ATL!
 
User avatar
readytotaxi
Posts: 8791
Joined: Mon Dec 11, 2006 2:09 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 3:16 pm

Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. :bouncy:
 
BC77008
Posts: 477
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:48 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 3:23 pm

Elementalism wrote:
Delta's paint scheme for this plane was the General Lee. Later they jumped the plane across a pond on their way to Tulsa.


I was going to make a Dukes of Hazard joke, dammit!

Their chief pilot is shown a copy of this video and a narrator asks “just how do you think these boys are gonna get out of this one.”
 
2eng2efficient
Topic Author
Posts: 224
Joined: Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 4:17 pm

BC77008 wrote:
Elementalism wrote:
Delta's paint scheme for this plane was the General Lee. Later they jumped the plane across a pond on their way to Tulsa.


I was going to make a Dukes of Hazard joke, dammit!

Their chief pilot is shown a copy of this video and a narrator asks “just how do you think these boys are gonna get out of this one.”


I was thinking about a modified Beatles tune, “He Came In Through The Cockpit Window”
 
ramprat320
Posts: 81
Joined: Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:17 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 4:36 pm

Overzealous line-indoc Captain…
 
WN732
Posts: 1164
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:49 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 5:32 pm

Looks like this happened at ELP.
 
panam330
Posts: 2431
Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:58 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 6:05 pm

The things some guys will do to make that commuting flight home... :mrgreen:
 
kiowa
Posts: 961
Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:37 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 6:31 pm

The Delta pilots made an exceptionally horrible landing and did not want to confront the passengers?
 
F9Animal
Posts: 4868
Joined: Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:13 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 6:50 pm

orlandocfi wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
2eng2efficient wrote:
Just saw this on Twitter. Not sure when it occurred although the video was posted yesterday.

https://twitter.com/aviationbrk/status/ ... 29925?s=21

Certainly a rather odd situation… cockpit door failure perhaps?

Must have been a strange sight for the passengers!

Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???


The door probably slammed shut with the lock switch down and they got locked out. I’m guessing the capt was actually making a second attempt to get in because he couldn’t squat low enough to get in feet first.


That is exactly what I was thinking. Seeing that the beltloader was placed there already, tells me this was all planned out.
 
Q
Posts: 1127
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2000 10:29 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 7:30 pm

how did pilot get window open coming from?

Q
 
Spetsnaz55
Posts: 361
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:38 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 pm

Q wrote:
how did pilot get window open coming from?

Q


FO window can be opened from outside
 
User avatar
zeke
Posts: 17365
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:42 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 8:20 pm

astaz wrote:
Even with the door locked, I can think of two safer/easier ways to gain access that I won’t post for security issues. This is stupidity.


It is just dumb to attempt this without fall protection. No one would use a belt loader to clean the windows.

How anyone thought this was a good idea is beyond me.
 
roadrunner165
Posts: 939
Joined: Sun Oct 15, 2000 6:28 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 8:24 pm

I’d hold judgement until I learned why. It’s certainly at risk behavior, but the employee may have thought they were doing the right thing given the circumstance.
 
User avatar
Boeing757100
Posts: 1108
Joined: Wed May 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 8:58 pm

I don't know about this, but could he have (in his attempt to get out) kicked some knobs around unwillingly? Maybe his knee could have went through like a PFD and cracked it? Though i have no idea the durability of the screens, so someone else can make commentary there.
 
bigb
Posts: 1758
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:30 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 10:24 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
I don't know about this, but could he have (in his attempt to get out) kicked some knobs around unwillingly? Maybe his knee could have went through like a PFD and cracked it? Though i have no idea the durability of the screens, so someone else can make commentary there.


That’s a concern with getting out of the window of the guppy.
 
bigb
Posts: 1758
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:30 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 10:26 pm

astaz wrote:
orlandocfi wrote:
WayexTDI wrote:
Cockpit door failure is the only logical explanation.
But did he climb out to fully go back in???


The door probably slammed shut with the lock switch down and they got locked out. I’m guessing the capt was actually making a second attempt to get in because he couldn’t squat low enough to get in feet first.



Even with the door locked, I can think of two safer/easier ways to gain access that I won’t post for security issues. This is stupidity.


I am not familiar with the 73. But I donot think there is another way out if there is a failure of the flight deck door. I don’t recall the ability to egress through E&E….
 
User avatar
JannEejit
Posts: 2016
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:04 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 10:35 pm

kiowa wrote:
The Delta pilots made an exceptionally horrible landing and did not want to confront the passengers?


Or maybe somebody let out a violent stinky ? :lol:
 
Caspian27
Posts: 249
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:48 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 10:43 pm

If I had to guess, I would assume they got locked out of the flight deck and rather than waiting for contract maintenance which can sometimes be lengthy, they attempted to get in through the the outside.
 
727231
Posts: 34
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:33 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 11:13 pm

I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader.
 
User avatar
AirKevin
Posts: 1169
Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 11:52 pm

727231 wrote:
I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader.

But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window. Additionally, you'd have to make sure the jetway didn't hit the pitot tubes.
 
User avatar
Boeing757100
Posts: 1108
Joined: Wed May 06, 2020 10:09 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Thu May 12, 2022 11:57 pm

AirKevin wrote:
727231 wrote:
I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader.

But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window. Additionally, you'd have to make sure the jetway didn't hit the pitot tubes.


That and also, what if the jetway extension somehow fails?
 
positiverate
Posts: 1587
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 10:35 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 12:16 am

[*]
bigb wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
I don't know about this, but could he have (in his attempt to get out) kicked some knobs around unwillingly? Maybe his knee could have went through like a PFD and cracked it? Though i have no idea the durability of the screens, so someone else can make commentary there.


That’s a concern with getting out of the window of the guppy.


Your next post says you aren’t familiar with the 737. If that’s true, than how do you know this is a concern?
 
positiverate
Posts: 1587
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 10:35 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 12:16 am

bigb wrote:
Boeing757100 wrote:
I don't know about this, but could he have (in his attempt to get out) kicked some knobs around unwillingly? Maybe his knee could have went through like a PFD and cracked it? Though i have no idea the durability of the screens, so someone else can make commentary there.


That’s a concern with getting out of the window of the guppy.
 
User avatar
DL_Mech
Posts: 2911
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 7:48 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:01 am

AirKevin wrote:
727231 wrote:
I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader.

But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window.


It cannot.

The window release handle is shown in the upper left of this picture.

Image

From: https://images.seattletimes.com/wp-cont ... 170918.jpg
 
User avatar
AirKevin
Posts: 1169
Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:10 am

DL_Mech wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
727231 wrote:
I would have shut the cabin door and moved the jetway over instead of crawling off a belt loader.

But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window.

It cannot.

Copy. So moving the jetway wouldn't work anyway since you obviously can't move it to the right side of the plane.
 
BoeingG
Posts: 140
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:01 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:17 am

AirKevin wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
But can the Captain's window be opened from outside. Somebody said the First Officer's window could be, no mention of the Captain's window.

It cannot.

Copy. So moving the jetway wouldn't work anyway since you obviously can't move it to the right side of the plane.


Then commandeer a catering vehicle.
 
User avatar
DL_Mech
Posts: 2911
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2000 7:48 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:26 am

He probably got the okay from flight operations to do this.
Last edited by DL_Mech on Fri May 13, 2022 1:30 am, edited 3 times in total.
 
User avatar
AirKevin
Posts: 1169
Joined: Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 am

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:27 am

BoeingG wrote:
AirKevin wrote:
DL_Mech wrote:
It cannot.

Copy. So moving the jetway wouldn't work anyway since you obviously can't move it to the right side of the plane.

Then commandeer a catering vehicle.

From where. I don't know that the airlines own catering trucks like they do ground equipment.
 
TYWoolman
Posts: 1285
Joined: Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:24 pm

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

Fri May 13, 2022 1:53 am

Delta is soooo innovative! Comedic skits before flight!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos