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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 12:47
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water cannons blow emergency exit door

so much for the celebration!

https://twitter.com/i/status/1042757899783692290

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saudiairlines?src=hash

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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 12:52
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And presumably some very wet passengers.....
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 13:55
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And presumably some very wet passengers.....
Figures. Not to mention blasting blade antennae etc and winglets with tons of high-pressure water from a direction they weren't designed to handle. I'd be surprised if antennae weren't wiped off as well.

Looks like the idiot on the port side of the aircraft was trying to figure out an angle he could reach the guys to starboard, having a giant water fight.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 16:25
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Perhaps the cabin attendant heard the knock on the door and thought they'd reached the gate :0
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 16:31
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"It didn't happen".

Oh s*** it's on video. Well it happened, but.....
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And where is the video?
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 17:13
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 17:27
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Looking at the full screen view of the video, it deployed the slide...
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 18:19
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And that,ends the tradition of water cannons!
Thank you Dubai fire service..
I believe Virgin were never too keen either!
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 19:19
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They use “grey water” in the UK apparently to top up the fire trucks, it’s not sewage as such but I’d still rather they didn’t do this on my retirement flight thanks.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 19:46
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Given that the incident happened over 48 hours ago, there is clearly a PR person somewhere who is doing a very good job of suppressing any media reports subsequent to the initial Twitter/Facebook post.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 19:48
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Given that the incident happened over 48 hours ago, there is clearly a PR person somewhere who is doing a very good job of suppressing any media reports subsequent to the initial Twitter/Facebook post.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 20:45
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Well, there goes another tradition.
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 00:55
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The passengers probably saw the fire trucks spraying water on them and decided it was time to get out!
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 01:49
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Well, there goes another tradition.
Well, I think the aviation world could live without this childish tradition.
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 04:31
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Well, I think the aviation world could live without this childish tradition.
You mean water salutes for Saudia aircraft on Saudi National Day?....I agree. Talk about a suck-up move by the Emiratis gone wrong. Obviously, someone wasn't paying attention during the firehouse briefing when they explained what an "arch" is.

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Well, I think the aviation world could live without this childish tradition.
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 07:50
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That Type III exit opened from pressure, but not from the water spray I'll wager. If the pax were not briefed, which they wouldn't have been, then the sound and commotion of the water cannon is going to be entertaining. In the meantime, made for great headlines on the birthday of the State.
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In December 2013, a Cathay Pacific freighter was making its first visit to Manchester and the airport kindly put out a couple of fire engines to give it the water arch welcome. The weather was horrible and quite cold and when the aircraft arrived (an hour late), the Captain declined the water salute. At around the same time a Thomson 757 was departing on an inaugural trip to somewhere warm in the Caribbean. So the Thomson Captain was asked if he would like the water treatment. His response was more or less "It is 5 degrees out there with a cold wind blowing. What makes you think I want you to spray 5,000 gallons of water over my aircraft? No thank you!"
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 08:55
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That Type III exit opened from pressure, but not from the water spray I'll wager.
How, then ?
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