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Old Jun 22, 14, 10:11 am   #1
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Accidental Evac Slide Deployment

So what happened here? Anyone know location or details? Someone had a bad day. (Photo posted to Reddit without supporting data.)

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Old Jun 22, 14, 10:59 am   #2
  
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Looks like N778AS.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 11:12 am   #3
  
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No subreddits required... it's #1 on the front page!
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Old Jun 22, 14, 11:51 am   #4
  
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No subreddits required... it's #1 on the front page!
Lolz.

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Read at your own risk.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 12:05 pm   #5
  
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Comments on reddit made it sound like it was WRG-PSG flight. Not certain of that though.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:16 pm   #6
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Looks like Alaska (state) and 400 series A/C.

And looks expensive!
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Old Jun 22, 14, 3:34 pm   #7
  
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Looks like Alaska (state) and 400 series A/C.

And looks expensive!
There are only 4 planes with the tail # combos of 7X8

- N708AS
- N768AS
- N778AS
- N788AS

Like I said, looks like N778AS.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 5:20 pm   #8
  
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Comments on reddit made it sound like it was WRG-PSG flight. Not certain of that though.
Does look like a photo taken from the ramp at WRG.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 5:25 pm   #9
  
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Does look like a photo taken from the ramp at WRG.
This pretty much confirms that:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...848Z/PAWG/PAPG
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Flight stats confirmed its: N778AS

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Flight...lightNumber=65

Flew on it from SEA - LAX last year.
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Well, at least we know it works.
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Old Jun 22, 14, 11:28 pm   #12
  
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Something like this almost happened to a flight of mine last year in SMF. The catering folks came up to the plane after they armed the doors (and I presume the anti-collision light was on), and tried to open it. I've never seen the FAs move so fast to disarm and hold the door shut. I couldn't figure out why catering was coming up to our plane when we were all buttoned up.

I hope that catering guy said thanks to his preferred deity that night, because he came within six inches of getting killed.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 3:32 am   #13
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"In the event of an underwater evacuation, slides will deploy in the direction of the surface."
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I wonder what kind of MX and parts they need to repair that? They must have had to bring in an MX crew and a new slide. Private charter to get them there? Or have another regularly schedule flight passing by stop to drop them off.
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