Pilot locked out of cockpid DURING flight

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  1. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    At no point was anybody in danger? What are they talking about?!?!?! :confused:

    Makes you wonder how much thought they've put into the simple things. First a plane takes off from the wrong airport and secondly they managet to get the door stuck...
     
  2. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    You know and wall that Jazz. It would have been bad if it happened on a large plane.:eek:
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    The first officer was still in the cockpit, and it only takes one person to fly a plane. Why would anyone be in danger? :confused:
     
  4. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    No danger at all. Everything is perfectly fine. No need to worry. Everything is under control. Everything is happy and great. What? The co-pilot is passed out? OH NOES!!!!
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Well, I mean thats hard to say. Just by going up in the plane they're putting themselves in "danger"...even if there's 50 people capable of flying the plane. So there is 1 person flying instead of two now. There's a little more "danger" but it's not like it's going out of control or something...
     
  6. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Erm, can someone remind me again of why the cockpit door is locked ... ?
    Is it that easy to remove it from its hinges?
     
  7. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    To keep the bogeyman out!
    They seem to have done it from inside, that seems okay...
     
  8. iAlan macrumors 65816

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    Unlike a car...

    you can't slide a coat-hanger in the window...unless the pilot wanted to take a stroll at 50,000 feet!:D
     
  9. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Thank goodness for Autopilot! Otherwise... well lets just say the door removal would've been 'interesting.'

    A regional jet like that wouldn't be flying at such an altitude.
    ;)
     
  10. Killyp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    They have two pilots for a reason....
     
  11. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I read this story last night, and that's the first thing I thought of! If it's that easy to do...uh...can't terrorists do it?
     
  12. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    Maybe the hinges are only accessible from the inside and the first officer helped get the door off. Eh?
     
  13. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    Thats the kind of thing you would expect form an epsode of Father Ted
     
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  15. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    CNN version says vaguely that the "crew" removed the door, which is why I thought the hinges are on the outside. One first officer alone in the cockpit doesn't really constitute a "crew". :D
     
  16. yippy macrumors 68020

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    That is really funny.

    Although if you can remove the hinges from the outside then it kind of beats the purpose of the door locking.
     
  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It could have been worse. At least there were no snakes......on the plane.
     
  18. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    Quite right.
     
  19. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.
    Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Define "interesting".
    Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: [deadpan] Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?
     
  20. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    I knew that was coming sometime :D
     
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Workload reduction and redundancy, mainly. Not because one person isn't capable of flying the airplane. Not so very long ago, the minimum crew complement on passenger aircraft was three.
     
  22. Dafke macrumors 6502

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    Dudes relax, it was the toilet door they had to break open, not the cockpit door!
     
  23. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    I'm not so sure about that.
     
  24. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    :confused:
    if he can remove the hinge, why can't he open the door the normal way?
     
  25. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Lock jammed.
     

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