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16th Jul 2003, 07:23
What would be the feasibility, or otherwise, of someone escaping from a taxiing VC10 - via the toilet cubicle and external toilet servicing hatch? This is what Frank W. Abagnale tells us he did, in his book "Catch Me If You Can" (co-written with Stan Redding), and depicted in the movie of the same name.

16th Jul 2003, 12:29
Put simply No.

1) You would have to squeeze past all the hydraulic compartment reservoirs, pipes and componants - impossible.

2) The toilet servicing panels are purely recessed parts of the pressure skin with holes cut in them for the toilet drain pipes to pass through. Even without the pipes there you could only get your arm outside the aircraft. The recesses are also covered by a door to fair in with the fuselage.

Sounds like the book should be put down a VC10 toilet!

Onan the Clumsy
18th Jul 2003, 21:44
Maybe it was a VC11 :rolleyes:

19th Jul 2003, 00:21
Ya sure it wasn't a WC10?