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Air Transat L1011 evacuates at OIA

Old 31st Aug 2001, 22:38
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An Air Transat L1011 evacuated a full load of passangers on the taxiway in Orlando Florida on Sat 18Aug01.
Passengers and Flight Attendants spotted smoke coming from the air vents and got a strong smell of smoke.
The good news is that the aircraft was emptied within 2minutes via the chutes with no injuries.....
Pity it was an L1011 because it has a reasonably good reputation.
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Old 1st Sep 2001, 14:20
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Tell that to the relatives of the people killed in Jeddah....if I smelled smoke on a L1011, (no fie protection in the canvas walled 'sealed' holds) I'd be crapping my pants too....
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No fire protection except for the smoke detectors and automatic fire extinguishers fitted to the forward cargo in most and aft in some.

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Trust a fellow tyke to pick and choose....no firex in the Jeddah incident, outflow valves welded shut, SOPs only making situation worse, I stand by my filled underwear!
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