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747 clips tail of regional jet at O'Hare AirportMay 30, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A 747 airliner clipped the tail of a regional jet at O'Hare International Airport this afternoon causing some damage to the aircraft. (abclocal.go.com) More...
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lol not the first time that's happened eh?? i find it funny that they decided to do an emergency evacuation of the plane..
Captain's call. There's an APU running in the tail of that airplane and could have posed a real problem if it became damaged. Some checklists call for an evac only if necessary. If there's no fire or smoke then maybe just a quick deplaning would be enough. You have to be there to judge.
I didn't see nor hear, nor read anything about an emergence evac., only that everyone deplaned.
Not only is an evac slight overkill but to reequip 5 or 10 main doors with certified escape slides if they are available will be extremely time consuming and expensive, take it from me, I was the R&D engineer on this equipment when we developed and certified it in 1970.
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As the SWA had only 41 pax on it from KLAX-KLAS yesterday, this Eagle only had 18 on it. How are deals like those supposed to make any money? Surely that can't be an all the time deal and nobody catch it?