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Scavenging a crashed 777: for a book

Old 6th Sep 2020, 16:54
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I was hoping there is something on the 777 that could be easily used as a simple personal "shield". For example, if there was a removable seat cushion that had some padding/thickness that could absorb a hit with a club. The shield doesn't have to be that effective, just better than nothing. My research suggests that the seat cushions are not useable for this purpose (they don't just pop off). For my story, I'm looking for something quick to use, not something that takes a while to manufacture/assemble, but I probably could use both options in my story - a "quick" better than nothing shield, and a "if you took the time to do this" shield.

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Old 7th Sep 2020, 12:34
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I've never worked the cabin of a 777 but speaking in general about the economy class seats used in most commercial aircraft.

The seat base cushions are normally only held in place by a couple of strips of velcro so these can be pulled off the seat relatively easily.
The seat backs are a different matter, often requiring removal of the seat back cover before being able to remove the foam.
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Old 7th Sep 2020, 13:06
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Originally Posted by Webby737 View Post
I've never worked the cabin of a 777 but speaking in general about the economy class seats used in most commercial aircraft.

The seat base cushions are normally only held in place by a couple of strips of velcro so these can be pulled off the seat relatively easily.
The seat backs are a different matter, often requiring removal of the seat back cover before being able to remove the foam.
Perfect! That matches my description well of using the seat base cushions. Thanks so much!
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 11:59
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Does a 777 carry any form of stretcher? My research suggests that it doesn't.

Can you imagine how you'd scavenge a 777 to make a few stretchers? Are there some long "rods" that could be easily removed? It could be a flat panel about 6' long that 4 people could carry. Basic tools are available (what you'd expect to find in a flight technician's tool bag/bog). It has to be relatively straightforward to do, it can't require all day to do it. There are trees a few miles away from the crash site, so it might be easiest to cut branches and fashion something.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 16:20
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Originally Posted by kenpimentel View Post
Does a 777 carry any form of stretcher? My research suggests that it doesn't.

Can you imagine how you'd scavenge a 777 to make a few stretchers? Are there some long "rods" that could be easily removed? It could be a flat panel about 6' long that 4 people could carry. Basic tools are available (what you'd expect to find in a flight technician's tool bag/bog). It has to be relatively straightforward to do, it can't require all day to do it. There are trees a few miles away from the crash site, so it might be easiest to cut branches and fashion something.

Cargo bay nets?
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 19:06
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Of course! I have to remember those cargo nets. They could be used lots of different ways.

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