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Old 05-13-2024, 07:17 PM
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Old 05-13-2024, 09:28 PM
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Look at all those bags exiting that airplane!
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Old 05-13-2024, 10:52 PM
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Why are they evacuating? Just expedite the exit out the jetway
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Old 05-14-2024, 03:17 AM
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Why are they evacuating? Just expedite the exit out the jetway
Idk, maybe because they are on fire.
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Idk, maybe because they are on fire.
It's way more dangerous to evacuate via slides, especially if the jet bridge is connected. That airplane is easily emptied in 1-2 minutes via the front boarding door..
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It's way more dangerous to evacuate via slides, especially if the jet bridge is connected. That airplane is easily emptied in 1-2 minutes via the front boarding door..
I haven't heard anything about what was going on inside of the airplane... Maybe smoke in cockpit? Maybe in the galley? Flight attendant initiated the evac? Can't put the cat in the bag after that. I tend to agree about using the bridge, but maybe it wasn't practical with smoke in the front of the jet?
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Originally Posted by FlyyGuyy View Post
I haven't heard anything about what was going on inside of the airplane... Maybe smoke in cockpit? Maybe in the galley? Flight attendant initiated the evac? Can't put the cat in the bag after that. I tend to agree about using the bridge, but maybe it wasn't practical with smoke in the front of the jet?
I'm not saying they shouldn't have done it. But the post I was responding to seemed to imply that it would be crazy to only use the jetbridge door
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Why are they evacuating? Just expedite the exit out the jetway
Only my observation, but I assume because the fire is in the front of the plane, there was smoke in the front cabin. You can see that the FWD emergency exits are not being utilized, which makes me think that the passengers were directed to evacuate over wing and AFT
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Evacuation philsophy has kind of evolved in recent years to be a little more deliberate in making the call, since you're pretty much assured of a few minor injuries from the slides.

But active fire of almost any sort, unless maybe contained in a BCB, is still all the justification you need.

In the cockpit you're relying on info from outside sources (unless there's obvious, significant fire/smoke in the cockpit/cabin, then it's time to go). Ideally you're talking to CFR, who know what they're talking about, but in this case it looked like the info was probably coming from rampers via ops.

Very good odds that I'd have evacuated in that context.

Keep in mind, many fire fatalities are caused by smoke, not fire. And pax and crew inhaling nasty smoke from burning composites, fluids, etc is going to have health ramifications at least once they talk to a lawyer.
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Originally Posted by CBreezy View Post
I'm not saying they shouldn't have done it. But the post I was responding to seemed to imply that it would be crazy to only use the jetbridge door
it looked like the fire was coming from the ground power plug / cord ? Flames and black smoke , Id be gone asap. Good job on the crew !
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