I was watching World War Z and when they were bailing out of Israel, a bunch of armed troops held up a Belarus Ariways Airbus A310 right on the runway. The pilots dropped a ladder out from near the front of the plane and our heroes climbed up out of danger and directly into the cockpit. Is this a real thing or just Plot Device™?

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    $\begingroup$ Cockpits will have emergency egress methods like ropes or ladders that once deployed can be used for ingress. $\endgroup$ – casey Jun 15 '14 at 19:48
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    $\begingroup$ @casey often this means punching out a hatch or window plate that would make going for a flight afterwards challenging. Not sure about the A310. $\endgroup$ – TypeIA Jun 16 '14 at 0:29
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    $\begingroup$ @dvnrrs depends on the plane. Many airplanes have windows that can open and close (e.g. emb-145, b737) or hatches that can be closed again. $\endgroup$ – casey Jun 16 '14 at 0:35

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