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2020-09-18 1:01:06 PM  
I suppose it could vary by airline but the Boeings I flew, we we're trained to lower the flaps for an emergency evacuation.
 
2020-09-18 1:26:59 PM  
"This meant many were "reluctant to jump or slide off the wing" and some re-entered the cabin in order to get to the escape slides."

A few even climbed back up to go down the side again.  Weeeee!
 
2020-09-18 1:29:10 PM  
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2020-09-18 1:29:50 PM  
"The report said flaps on the wings which would have reduced the drop to the ground - which was more than 2m"

Is the plane on fire? No? Then wait until they get a ladder to you if you don't feel like jumping.
Yes? I think you can make a 6 foot drop.
 
2020-09-18 1:29:54 PM  

edmo: I suppose it could vary by airline but the Boeings I flew, we we're trained to lower the flaps for an emergency evacuation.


if you read the article (i know, who does that) you will note that they were apparently in a hurry to shut down all engines and in the process of doing that killed all electrical before the flaps could be deployed
 
2020-09-18 1:29:55 PM  
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At least they weren't just playing around up there. Pfft!
 
2020-09-18 1:30:17 PM  
dammit myth
 
2020-09-18 1:32:42 PM  

MythDragon: "The report said flaps on the wings which would have reduced the drop to the ground - which was more than 2m"

Is the plane on fire? No? Then wait until they get a ladder to you if you don't feel like jumping.
Yes? I think you can make a 6 foot drop.


well it was filling with smoke.  they probably were justifiably concerned about fire at first.
and some people did jump.  shorter and older people were the issue it sounded like.
 
2020-09-18 1:42:37 PM  

oopsboom: MythDragon: "The report said flaps on the wings which would have reduced the drop to the ground - which was more than 2m"

Is the plane on fire? No? Then wait until they get a ladder to you if you don't feel like jumping.
Yes? I think you can make a 6 foot drop.

well it was filling with smoke.  they probably were justifiably concerned about fire at first.
and some people did jump.  shorter and older people were the issue it sounded like.


Hang jump and cut the distance. That's what I would have done.
Old, 5'4". And hope your username doesn't come into play. ;-)
 
2020-09-18 2:49:50 PM  

oopsboom: edmo: I suppose it could vary by airline but the Boeings I flew, we we're trained to lower the flaps for an emergency evacuation.

if you read the article (i know, who does that) you will note that they were apparently in a hurry to shut down all engines and in the process of doing that killed all electrical before the flaps could be deployed


Yes I read that. They ducked up.
 
2020-09-18 5:28:15 PM  
Light a cigarette.  They'll be right there.
 
2020-09-18 5:47:31 PM  
"Screw you, lady. I'm getting in the plane with you fine people. A lot less wind on here. Let Evel Knievel get on the plane." - Carlin.
 
2020-09-18 11:08:43 PM  
It wouldn't be the first time evacuees got stuck on the wings.

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