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Old 09.09.2015, 18:15
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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

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I'd stay stood up in protest at the word "deplane".


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Old 09.09.2015, 18:21
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Doesn't that depend on the nature of the emergency.

There is a difference between (1) we need to bail out because the whole plane will explode any second, and (2) we need to evacuate because the plane is f@kked up but nobody is in any immediate danger and the fire is under control but we're going to ask you to eave your lugagge behind anyway because we can and because we're obnoxious pedants.

If the difference cannot be made clearly, you've got a communications problem.

A friend of my OH had a long and painful struggle figting an airline over a valuable item that was stolen after being left behind in an emergency evacuation and the airline basically told her she had no proof and was making it up. In a case like that you have very little leverage against them. If too many stories like that leak out and people take precautions accordingly I'd say the airline shares the blame if people are injured as a result.
If the emergency slides are deployed then all luggage should be left behind. A 10Kg or more cabin bag sliding down those can damage the slide as well as any other passengers on it at the time.
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Old 09.09.2015, 18:25
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If the emergency slides are deployed then all luggage should be left behind.
What was put on the plane in Vegas stays in Vegas?
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Old 09.09.2015, 18:27
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If the emergency slides are deployed then all luggage should be left behind. A 10Kg or more cabin bag sliding down those can damage the slide as well as any other passengers on it at the time.
A 150kg American chubster also blocks aisles and can potentially damage the slide...I demand to be able to take luggage up to his weight with me!
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Old 09.09.2015, 18:36
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A 150kg American chubster also blocks aisles and can potentially damage the slide...I demand to be able to take luggage up to his weight with me!
The chubsters have fewer sharp edges, in my experience.
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Old 09.09.2015, 18:42
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The chubsters have fewer sharp edges, in my experience.
Somebody ought to sue these fitness studios.

They are a danger to aviation.
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Old 09.09.2015, 19:41
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Must have been quite scary. Lots of questions are going to be asked...

But I just shudder when I see some of the people evacuating from the plane actually took their bags with them

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34193767

Look at the second static picture... did the guy in the white shirt came down the evacuation slide with that huge troller in his arms? Or maybe he was the pilot

Not worst ,then walking the streets in Vegas
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They would have followed standard fire procedures and an immediate one-engine landing.

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After dumping A LOT of fuel!
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Old 10.09.2015, 01:33
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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

According to an 'Aviation Expert' on the news, the fire was probably caused by a catastrophic failure of the engine. I would never have worked that out without the advantage of his expertise

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Old 10.09.2015, 08:51
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After dumping A LOT of fuel!
With an engine on fire? Would think they're more likely to come down heavy.
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Old 10.09.2015, 09:44
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I'd stay stood up in protest at the word "deplane".


It really should be the other way round, shouldn't it? Instead of deplaning, it should be depassengering.


After all, the plane didn't go anywhere!
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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

Take a lot of pprune with a pinch of salt.. many on there are prima donna I'm better than you and arm chair expert types.

Having read thru some posts I'm nearly crying with laughter.

As for uncontained engine failure. Yes it's possible and photos seem to suggest that.

With the engine fire button activated there is still enough fuel in the lines for it to run for a few mins.
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Old 10.09.2015, 13:20
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If the emergency slides are deployed then all luggage should be left behind. A 10Kg or more cabin bag sliding down those can damage the slide as well as any other passengers on it at the time.
according new regulations, each passenger also has 10 seconds to make a selfie on top of the slide.
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Old 10.09.2015, 13:38
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according new regulations, each passenger also has 10 seconds to make a selfie on top of the slide.
and update their FB status

At the top of the slide now <click>

on the tarmac <click>

posing with emergency workers <click>
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and update their FB status

At the top of the slide now <click>

on the tarmac <click>

posing with emergency workers <click>


Being horrified during the TV interview that the people behind them did not have time to get off the plane <click>
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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

One for Failarmy:
Passenger next to me tripped and was engulfed by flames. LOL.

20m hits.
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Old 10.09.2015, 15:37
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According to an'Aviation Expert' on the news, the fire was probably caused by a catastrophic failure of the engine. I would never have worked that out without the advantage of his expertise
now they ,probably have to fix some thing
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now they ,probably have to fix some thing
I doubt they'll be fixing much on the plane.
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Re: Boeing 777-200 catches fire in Las Vegas

Another BA problem, at Heathrow today

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Heathrow Airport has confirmed its fire engines met a British Airways Boeing 777 plane after it landed from Washington DC on the south runway.

It followed reports of a technical fault.
A BA spokseswoman said: "The flight crew requested a priority landing as a precaution, and the aircraft landed safely.

"The safety of our customers and crew is always our main concern and our highly trained pilots will never compromise this.

"We are sorry for the delay to our customers' journeys."
http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/upd...e-at-heathrow/
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Another BA problem, at Heathrow today



http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/upd...e-at-heathrow/

I can understand that People at BA, LHR, LGW are very nervous, at least until those in Charge tell what the reason for the fire in LAS has been
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