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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 21:29
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Pax exit during taxi

CNN is reporting two pax and a service dog decided to exit a flight via the slide during the taxi:

https://us.cnn.com/2020/12/21/us/la-...xit/index.html
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 21:46
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Last week it was someone getting ON a taxiing plane in Las Vegas.

Maybe we should just give up on the "gate" idea, and simply put bus-stop-like queue shelters along every taxiway.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 22:14
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Looks like the flight never left the stand. Some ground radio after the idiots left the plane is on

The pilot seemed to be calm, considering what must have happened.
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Old 22nd Dec 2020, 22:53
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Left the stand, about to taxy out of the cul-de-sac.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 09:45
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Probably suddenly remembered their brains, which were locked in the trunk of the car.
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 14:25
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What a brilliant idea. Suggest it to the LoCosts. Suddenly a 25 minute turnround in Paris CDG in an A321 seems eminently more feasible!
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 15:44
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I remember on Boeing aircraft the cabin pressurized enough on engine start that the exits could not be opened. Were these folks parked, engines off rather than taxiing as the news bylines state?
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 17:50
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I suspect the dog will be the cause of all this

Some news says it was a puppy while other news implies it was huge

when ya gotta go ya gotta go
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 17:56
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Originally Posted by mikeygd View Post

The pilot seemed to be calm, considering what must have happened.
Why would he not be calm? A slide blew, he knows he has all the time in the world..
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Old 23rd Dec 2020, 19:35
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No - as stated previously, the Airbus had pushed and was about to taxy.
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 00:43
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So how was the passenger able to open the exit? 727 days the engineer manually dropped the cabin Xft below ground level to prevent pressure bumps while taxying. 767,etc. did this automatically on engine start, with the squat switch depressurizing on landing. Someone who flies Airbus care to answer.
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That’s for passenger comfort but delta P is low enough to always be able to open a door on the ground. (It will generate some airflow though).
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 14:42
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The support dog and behavior changing seats raises the question whether one of the passengers who exited may have been autistic or suffering from some other mental problem. What were the cabin crew doing? Self evidently they had armed the doors and were presumably carrying out the passenger briefing. Tricky situation and with running engines fortunate that nothing more serious happened. The exchange between the pushback driver or supervisor and cockpit must have been interesting.
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Old 24th Dec 2020, 15:23
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Thank you for the response. I also understand from a little research that Airbus planes do not have plug type main cabin doors. That would explain why they are easier to open with engines running than some Boeings used to be. I also see that "generate some airflow" has resulted in some violent door openings caused by delta P anomalies. In such a bazaar year it was lucky dog, passenger (and Christmas presents?) weren't forcibly ejected along with slide deployment.
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