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underfire 22nd Sep 2018 12:47

water cannons blow emergency exit door
 
so much for the celebration!

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

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

Barcli 22nd Sep 2018 12:52

And presumably some very wet passengers.....

PukinDog 22nd Sep 2018 13:55


Originally Posted by Barcli (Post 10255433)
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.

golfyankeesierra 22nd Sep 2018 16:25

Perhaps the cabin attendant heard the knock on the door and thought they'd reached the gate :0

gearlever 22nd Sep 2018 16:31

"It didn't happen".

Oh s*** it's on video. Well it happened, but.....

sleeper 22nd Sep 2018 16:52

And where is the video?

FlightDetent 22nd Sep 2018 17:13

TLB: Performed an operational test of LH overwing EMERG EXIT outside access flap - success. :{

underfire 22nd Sep 2018 17:27


Looking at the full screen view of the video, it deployed the slide...
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....30bf4c565d.jpg

Yaw String 22nd Sep 2018 18:19

And that,ends the tradition of water cannons!
Thank you Dubai fire service..
I believe Virgin were never too keen either!

Nightstop 22nd Sep 2018 19:19

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.

DaveReidUK 22nd Sep 2018 19:46

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.

gearlever 22nd Sep 2018 19:48


Originally Posted by DaveReidUK (Post 10255727)
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.

Hi hi, you made my :D

Pookerz 22nd Sep 2018 20:45

Well, there goes another tradition.

Capt Fathom 23rd Sep 2018 00:55

The passengers probably saw the fire trucks spraying water on them and decided it was time to get out! :E

BEA 71 23rd Sep 2018 01:49


Originally Posted by Pookerz (Post 10255764)
Well, there goes another tradition.

Well, I think the aviation world could live without this childish tradition.

PukinDog 23rd Sep 2018 04:31


Originally Posted by BEA 71 (Post 10255892)
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.

Capn Bloggs 23rd Sep 2018 06:32


Well, I think the aviation world could live without this childish tradition.
Warning! Fun Police on patrol! :)

fdr 23rd Sep 2018 07:50

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.

KelvinD 23rd Sep 2018 07:57

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!"

DaveReidUK 23rd Sep 2018 08:55


Originally Posted by fdr (Post 10255978)
That Type III exit opened from pressure, but not from the water spray I'll wager.

How, then ?


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