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Air China flight CA403 declares emergency

Old 11th Sep 2023, 14:05
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Originally Posted by kristofera
There is some footage showing them driving past while the pax were evacuating. Perhaps they couldn't get close until the passengers and their bags were out of the way...? (See video #4 in the tweet below)

Nice to see some selfish **** threw his heavy metal carryon down the slide right after a child.
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 14:07
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Originally Posted by Chernobyl
Longtime SLF lurker here, but a question for the pros: is using the left overwing slide (as evidenced by the photo) a good plan and/or SOP when there's suspected/confirmed fire in #1? Shouldn't they have communicated to the cabin crew to keep that door closed?
Indications may have been that the fire was extinguished and from the amount of flames visible in the picture, the cabin crew wouldn’t have noticed anything when making their assessment regarding the evacuation.

When I started on the A320, the evacuation command could be given from the flight deck in the form of left or right if required. Now it’s a cabin crew call after they check the outside conditions. Given the limited visibility from the crew station, it might be a good idea to review this.
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 15:44
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CA403 set squawk 7700 at 0802Z at 14,000ft with a touchdown at 0814Z. They either had an engine fire warning or didn't. And if they DID; they shut down the engine down or didn't. And if they didn't - did the fire warning go out?

Because that would be the second time an engine fire warning went out erroneously on an A320NEO with P&W110G engines this season...

Marabu A320NEO P&W1100G Engine Fire
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 22:40
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You might be onto something.
Will be an interesting report to read.
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Old 12th Sep 2023, 02:55
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Originally Posted by FUMR
I think you mean up.
Nope. He meant down.
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Old 13th Sep 2023, 02:26
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Originally Posted by RubberDogPoop
Nope. He meant down.
Several US airlines have hot weather procedures to lower all the shades at the gate. Several also will have FAs go through the cabin before takeoff and landing ensuring the shades are up.
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