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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 15:20
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To Ax or not to axe.........


Originally Posted by Herod
I wish you guys would stop mentioning the fire axe (or ax if you're that side of the water). Next thing you know, they'll be removed.

They already are removed on our aircraft

And the pilots flying these aircraft no doubt are invincible and will never have a need to extracate themselves from a botched landing !!!
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 16:42
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They already are removed on our aircraft


Okay, I'll make this a longer message.
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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 16:49
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The axes should have been removed years ago,

In 46 years of professional flying I never ever used one even to open a tin of beans in the galley.

Can any of you out there give us an example of when a crew member used the axe to exit an aircraft in an emergency?
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When a 747 had an unscheduled landing in Bogata in 2008. One of the crewmembers' who was lucky enough to not be seriously hurt, used the crash ax to break out the R-2 window. It took him around 35 minutes to break the window enough to escape.

unfortunately, they do get used from time to time.
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