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Delta 405 loses overwing slide on descent to BOS

Old 2nd Dec 2019, 03:31
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Delta 405 loses overwing slide on descent to BOS

According to FlightAware, 767-300.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ev...ard/ar-BBXC3XP

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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 03:54
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isn't the slide store inside the door ? so how could this happen.
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Originally Posted by Mcdubh View Post
isn't the slide store inside the door ? so how could this happen.
Not inside the "door" you're probably thinking of.

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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 04:18
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The off wing slide is stowed behind an external panel below the over wing door.
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Not the first time this has happened
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Certainly has happened to Me before B747-200(Mid 90s) departing JED, never did find it.
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Maybe here?

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Certainly has happened to Me before B747-200(Mid 90s) departing JED, never did find it.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/29276265697...CABEgKqC_D_BwE
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I am certain that between the FAA and Boeing that could be certified....
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Originally Posted by lcolman View Post
I am certain that between the FAA and Boeing that could be certified....
Of course. It requires a Certificate of Airworthiness to verify that it complies as to type and so customers can be confident that it will inflate.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 01:56
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Questions:
How does the door open in flight?
Isnít the slide attached to the aircraft?
if the door opens and releases the slide, why didnít the slide trail back off the wing?
Pictures of the slide on the ground shows it folded up as would be when itís stored in the aircraft,... could the slide have impacted the rear stab causing damage?
So many questions.
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Methinks it should be recertified so the customers can be confident that the slide is ACTUALLY there !!!

McHale.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 14:37
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Originally Posted by Capt Quentin McHale View Post
OldnGrounded,

Methinks it should be recertified so the customers can be confident that the slide is ACTUALLY there !!!

McHale.
It's there. It's only a question of what your definition of there is. Determining whether it's "airworthy" or not simply requires a pump.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 16:29
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Originally Posted by hr2pilot View Post
Questions:
How does the door open in flight?
Isnít the slide attached to the aircraft?
if the door opens and releases the slide, why didnít the slide trail back off the wing?
Pictures of the slide on the ground shows it folded up as would be when itís stored in the aircraft,... could the slide have impacted the rear stab causing damage?
So many questions.
The door did not open in flight. This slide is stored behind an external panel of the aircraft.

Unlikely to hit the aircraft due to the downward airflow at the back of the wing.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 19:41
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Originally Posted by pilotguy1222 View Post


The door did not open in flight. This slide is stored behind an external panel of the aircraft.

Unlikely to hit the aircraft due to the downward airflow at the back of the wing.
Just curious as to how the raft is deployed in an emergency, cockpit activated or ?
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Originally Posted by stilton View Post
Not the first time this has happened
Right. I think there have been quite a few reports. An AD was issued about three years ago:

https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...pany-airplanes

The folks in Milton, Mass. are grumpy about this:

Boeing Was Warned
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The slide has landed...



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