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Airbus A380 - Evacuation Drill

Postby CardZeus » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 10:53 am

One man broke his leg and another 32 people suffered minor injuries during an emergency evacuation drill of the new A380 superjumbo in Germany.

Airbus said the exercise was a "great success"
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Postby Wham » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:44 pm

I would never fly in one. Have a friend who is an engineer who said the safety concerns have been whitewashed - but of course for an airline that never loses lawsuits in, this should not be a problem...
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Postby Baron Greenback » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:50 pm

Titanic srpings to mind :o
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Postby tiki » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:28 pm

Baron Greenback wrote:Titanic srpings to mind :o


'Springs' might be what they're lacking.
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Postby Baron Greenback » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:43 pm

sorry my bad :cry:
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Postby madwolfie » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:46 pm

so tiki has become a spell-check as well! :)

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Postby CardZeus » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:51 pm

madwolfie wrote:so tiki has become a spell-check as well! :)


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Postby tiki » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:58 pm

madwolfie wrote:so tiki has become a spell-check as well! :)


It was just a typo-istical mistake :wink:

But I seriously think they cut back on the costs so much that a few missing springs seemed trivial....

or so they would like to believe.
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Postby madwolfie » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 1:59 pm

so is Card Zeus.... :)

We have a lot of spell-checkers around here... :wink:

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Postby Bremen » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 2:08 pm

What do springs have to do with it? Nothing.

Clearing close to 900 people out of a plane in under 80 seconds, with "just" a single broken leg and some friction burns from the slides, with only 8 of the available 16 doors open, is actually quite impressive.
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Postby tiki » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 2:15 pm

Ooops sorry mate, was going off topic there... :oops:
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Postby madwolfie » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 2:34 pm

Double the 80 seconds in times of emergency and panicky passengers, they'd still have high chances of survival, won't they?

Or, a broken limb or two is worse than the possibility of death?

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Postby CardZeus » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 3:01 pm

Bremen wrote:What do springs have to do with it? Nothing.

Clearing close to 900 people out of a plane in under 80 seconds, with "just" a single broken leg and some friction burns from the slides, with only 8 of the available 16 doors open, is actually quite impressive.


Yes agreed... but in a real emergency situation I think there'd be several deaths from trampling and many more serious injuries. But that's only if the plane hadn't just crashed into the ground at 600 mph... :wink:
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Postby Plavt » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 4:18 pm

When the 747 came into service I was at High School and well remember at one morning asseembly a teacher discussing air-crashes. He stated: "imagine an accident involving a jumbo-jet (there hadn't been one at the time), it is bound to come". Such a statement can be attributed to the A380 and any other aircraft given the complexity of future concerns in terms of increased traffic and likely human blunders.


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Postby tiki » Mon, 27 Mar 2006 4:26 pm

The participants of this 'drill', were they from the company?

If so, there's no excuse for having someone break his leg. Afterall, they must have been briefed on the procedures.

Granted they must have been told to complete the exercise within a certain timeframe but still.

In real situation however, I agree the toll would definitely be higher and that's just the ones who made it through the ordeal.
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