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(Some Guy)   Lock yourself out of the cockpit? No problem, just go in through the window   (liveandletsfly.com) divider line
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3345 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 May 2022 at 10:24 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-05-15 10:29:39 AM  
LPL would have opened that door with a bent paperclip and a piece of a pop can.
 
2022-05-15 10:30:16 AM  
I thought there was an emergency hatch in the closet or toilet just behind the pilots cabin. Maybe you have to break that open and that would make the airplane need a repair?
 
2022-05-15 10:31:02 AM  
how long is the coat hanger to unlock that door? Or does one use a coat HANGAR since it's a plane?
 
2022-05-15 10:32:04 AM  
What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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2022-05-15 10:34:48 AM  
Goddammit. Don't give the terrorists any ideas now. This is a dangerous story.
 
2022-05-15 10:50:20 AM  

New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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The window on the copilot's side of a 737 is designed to be opened from the outside so emergency crews can get in without assistance in the event the pilots are incapacitated. You don't disassemble anything, it just releases the latch and the window slides open.
I've never seen it done before, but it's clearly possible.
As mentioned in TFA, the flight deck door has an electronic lock, which under very rare circumstances can leave you stuck if the previous crew forgot to leave a particular switch in the wrong setting.
 
2022-05-15 10:58:57 AM  

New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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I used to fly 737s and don't remember any way to open a window from outside.  I guess they always figured we'd use the door like normal pilots so that was never covered.

Nick Nostril: Goddammit. Don't give the terrorists any ideas now. This is a dangerous story.


I suspect this is more a design based on being able to keep the cockpit door locked in flight no matter what combinations of failure come along, accidentally or induced by bad guys. I don't see terrorists breaking in that way.
 
2022-05-15 11:08:28 AM  

New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...

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2022-05-15 11:19:52 AM  

Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...

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Just yank the hell out of it until the window open.
Hope you're not friends with the mechanics.
 
2022-05-15 11:27:55 AM  

New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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In that picture, above where it says 'emergency exit' you can see a placard that says 'push'. That's where emergency crews are able to open the window from the outside. The keypad, IIRC is on the hot battery bus, meaning that as long as the battery is working, it has power.

If they had to go through the window, that means the door was left locked and the battery left on AND no maintenance available.
 
2022-05-15 11:28:01 AM  
Ass, grass, or gas. Nobody rides for free.
 
2022-05-15 11:36:18 AM  
At least the baggage conveyor has a handrail.
 
2022-05-15 12:00:11 PM  
As Grammaw said, "If you can't go through your door, go innuendo."
 
2022-05-15 12:02:12 PM  

Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...

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That is so wrong that its funny.
 
2022-05-15 12:03:49 PM  

MythDragon: Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...

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Just yank the hell out of it until the window open.
Hope you're not friends with the mechanics.


Just yank the hell out of it until the window open.
Hope you're not friends with the COO mechanics.
 
2022-05-15 12:05:07 PM  

New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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I thought you just push the slidey thing back.
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2022-05-15 12:13:09 PM  
It wasn't an accident...
If the plane is a rockin, don'e come-a knockin'
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/probably forgot to put a windsock on the doorknob.
 
2022-05-15 12:52:58 PM  

Mukster: how long is the coat hanger to unlock that door? Or does one use a coat HANGAR since it's a plane?


Booooooo!

/ funnied
 
2022-05-15 1:24:50 PM  

Nick Nostril: Goddammit. Don't give the terrorists any ideas now. This is a dangerous story.


I wish there was a way to funny the people who smarted this post.
 
2022-05-15 1:32:14 PM  
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2022-05-15 1:38:36 PM  
Could have been more serious if it happened while in flight.
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2022-05-15 1:44:25 PM  

Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...


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I was told those "handles" were for tethering your flying car in case you missed the plane and needed to board in mid air.
 
2022-05-15 1:53:14 PM  
Been more impressive if they had been in the air.
 
2022-05-15 1:54:38 PM  
"I used to be an airline pilot. I got fired because I kept locking the keys in the plane. They caught me on an 80 foot stepladder with a coathanger."

~Steven Wright
 
2022-05-15 1:58:44 PM  

BitwiseShift: Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

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Easily done...

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I was told those "handles" were for tethering your flying car in case you missed the plane and needed to board in mid air.


The top one is where the "angry air" enters the instrument system.
 
2022-05-15 2:05:07 PM  

bisi: Nick Nostril: Goddammit. Don't give the terrorists any ideas now. This is a dangerous story.

I wish there was a way to funny the people who smarted this post.


Me too !
 
2022-05-15 2:31:15 PM  
Window was locked.

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2022-05-15 2:33:02 PM  
If you're that desperate to get inside, you can always break a window.
 
2022-05-15 3:40:16 PM  

lindalouwho: Mukster: how long is the coat hanger to unlock that door? Or does one use a coat HANGAR since it's a plane?

Booooooo!

/ funnied


I'll return the favor with a smart, since you're obviously clever and like a dad joke.
 
2022-05-15 3:46:09 PM  

noitsnot: BitwiseShift: Nick Nostril: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

[c8.alamy.com image 536x394]

Easily done...

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I was told those "handles" were for tethering your flying car in case you missed the plane and needed to board in mid air.

The top one is where the "angry air" enters the instrument system.


...assuming it's not clogged with ice. In which case you better hope it's not the only one.
 
2022-05-15 6:58:06 PM  

DRTFA: New Rising Sun: What about the window? They can just open that from the outside easy peasy? Is it like an upgraded version of a car windshield where they can remove some sort of glued-in gasket and get the glass out?  I guess I just expected the process of disassembling the windshield on a 737 to be more complicated than a relatively quick way to fix a locked-out mistake.

[c8.alamy.com image 536x394]

The window on the copilot's side of a 737 is designed to be opened from the outside so emergency crews can get in without assistance in the event the pilots are incapacitated. You don't disassemble anything, it just releases the latch and the window slides open.
I've never seen it done before, but it's clearly possible.
As mentioned in TFA, the flight deck door has an electronic lock, which under very rare circumstances can leave you stuck if the previous crew forgot to leave a particular switch in the wrong setting.


 A few years ago in DFW I saw a 737 pilot with the window open and his arm dangling out with a lit cigarette.  So yeah they open a lot easier than one might think.
 
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