Questions tagged [emergency-procedures]

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What is the procedure for an engine fire in the 737-800?

If there is a fire in one of the engines of the 737-800, what is the procedure to be followed in the following situations? Climb Cruising altitude Approach What should the pilot do in the cabin in ...
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How can I communicate an emergency de-pressurization descent to the cabin as a passenger?

Hypothetical scenario. I'm on a commercial airliner (A320) as a passenger, sitting by the wings. We are cruising at 32,000. The oxygen masks suddenly drop down and the nose pitches down heavily, ...
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Do pilots of commercial aircraft have ready access to a map or data showing nearest airports in case of a need to make an emergency landing?

As a passenger I often wonder that if a pilot had to make an emergency landing, do they have access to live information to direct them to the nearest airport or is this something that they have to ...
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What could I do to a give a plane an emergency boost of power for takeoff?

For some reason the pilot has to take off in an emergency or is on a runway too short or maybe they just want more places they can land and takeoff. The single engine plane is already light on fuel ...
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Diamond DA42 - Do you need the electric master on to extend landing gear?

For the Diamond DA42 (TDI) Learning my electric fire emergencies. Would it be wise to extend the landing gear before electric master is turned off? Does the (hydraulic) gear power pack require the ...
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Can I make an emergency landing in Area 51? [duplicate]

In an emergency situation, it is permitted to land the aircraft anywhere. But does that include military bases such as Area 51? If my plane crashes and I determine that the safest place to land is ...
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Has any commercial airliner ever flown inverted? [duplicate]

Has any commercial airliner ever flown inverted, either intentionally (extremely unlikely) or during an upset?
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What pitch attitudes are common during an emergency descent for an airliner?

What pitch attitudes are common during an emergency descent? I assume it would be a fairly nose-down attitude, but I can't imagine how steep would feel to the passengers. Suppose a gradual ...
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What is the rejected takeoff procedure for a blown tire?

When I got a tire/wheel issue during takeoff, how should I execute the rejected takeoff procedure? Is it different than the typical rejected takeoff procedure for an engine out that is applying the ...
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Do airliners have any cockpit indication of open doors?

A recent report into an "unnecessary" plane evacuation reports that, following an aborted takeoff [The senior flight attendant] then ordered an evacuation of the 169 passengers onboard, but ...
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Why “Throttle…Open 1/2 travel” on engine troubleshoot checklist?

Why do some engine troubleshoot checklists (on small single engine piston aircraft) call for throttle to only be open 1/2 travel? I suspect it has something to do with modern fuel injected engines, ...
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Seatbelt safety and quick release [closed]

Seatbelts, are said to be the object that causes the most deaths in emergency situations on airplanes. (this part is hearsay, just ancillary! :) ) I free-dive, and one of the rules we were taught is ...
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If I have the Covid virus, should I consider using O2 at all altitudes while engaged in GA aviation? [closed]

If I have the Covid virus, should I consider using O2 at all altitudes while engaged in GA aviation as PIC? To combat decreases in physiological functioning due to the virus?
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Why are these steps performed on the A330 emergency electrical checklist?

For an Airbus A330 in emergency electrical configuration with both generators and APU FAIL (both engines working), why does the checklist ask you to select RAT MAN ON before slat extension and then ...
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Aborted take off. What happens next?

A rare -- as I was told -- situation of aborted take off for a large passenger jet. What is next? Everything goes as smudge as possible after getting jetliner to full stop. Plane clears the runway ...
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What is the go-around pattern and procedure for Heathrow?

An hypothetical situation in which an airplane taking-off at Heathrow must go-around / land immediately after taking-off. What will happen during this scenario: Is there any specific action to be ...
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Aborted take off due to not closed cargo doors. How this will be signalled?

A hypothetical situation (I know that it is very unlikely to happen in real). When closing cargo doors, a piece of fabric from the luggage carrier's uniform stick in between. The cargo door is ...
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Is it possible for squawk to change automatically in emergency situations?

It might be a silly question, but is it possible for an airliner to automatically switch the squawk code to emergency (7700) during a flight? (For example in case of losing all engines) Thank You In ...
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What should be done in case of the avionics failure?

Yesterday I was flying in my simulator with the Cessna 172 when I thought about simulating a fault in the plane's electrical system (alternator and master). But then I was in doubt, if I can't contact ...
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What is the meaning of a flashing white signalling light in Aldis Lamp?

In my source, I couldn't understand the flashing white description. I translate for you; in the last row: 'çakarlı beyaz: flashing white' says that: Leave the manoeuvering area in accordance with ...
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What is the correct procedure for opening the cockpit escape hatch on an ATR-72?

I’m hoping someone can help me understand the correct procedure for opening the cockpit escape hatch on an ATR-72. As I understand it, the operator must hold the rear handle, and pull the forward ...
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Is Mid-air Emergency Evacuation Procedure Possible? [closed]

When both the engine fails or fuel is empty, the airplane is designed such a way to glide in mid-air for sometime. During this glide phase, is it possible to perform emergency evacuation with the ...
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What happens with the avionics if in midair there is loss of power or fuel flow interrupted? [duplicate]

What happens if in midair there is loss of power, how will the avionics perform in such a situation (cockpit display, flight plan)?
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Can APU start in-flight using RAT or battery power?

Is it possible for a passenger jet to start its APU using power from the RAT? If so, are there plausible benefits to doing so (like supplying hydraulic pressure to the wheel brakes)? Do modern ...
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How likely is it that there is someone knowledgeable about piloting in a flight control room?

I saw a reasonably looking video about a non-pilot trying to land a plane with the help of a flight control tower (in a simulator): (it is in French). I believe that ...
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How is the RAT on the Airbus A320 family manually deployed? [duplicate]

I watched Captain Joe's video on this topic but he only said in case the RAT does not deploy that you can manually deploy it from the cockpit, but unfortunately he never stated how this worked? (I'm ...
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If pilots in a A320 or 737 had a dual engine failure, would they add flaps for the landing?

Would this not be smart to do because you may come in a little fast, therefore the flaps would send you back up? Or would you absolutely want flaps in this situation
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Why are Category II ILS approaches prohibited in an E-Jet with inoperative pitch trim?

Part of the Pitch Trim Runaway checklist for the E-Jet family states that Category II ILS approaches are prohibited if neither pitch trim channel is available: If both pitch trim channels are failed: ...
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What is the A350's procedure for stained cockpit windows?

Recently I read of this Ethiopian B737 incident at Dire Dawa on Jan 9th 2020. The aircraft flew through a swarm of locusts, which didn't cause any significant damage, but it rendered the cockpit ...
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What are the limits of ground effect over water on an airliner plane at cruising speeds? [duplicate]

What height over a fixed plain (such as water) can a plane begin to take advantage of the ground effect or when air is compressed between the wing and ground near cruizing speed? Could an airliner ...
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Do airlines staff extra crew members when disabled persons are check in?

The question "How are disabled passengers evacuated during emergency?" made me wander if minimum crew number required by regulation are enough in case of passengers requiring extra care in case of ...
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When evacuating after a rejected takeoff, what is the minimum distance you should be from the plane and which direction should you run?

In case of a rejected takeoff, and due to a malfunction or engine explosion, how far do you have to distance yourself from the plane and in which direction would you run towards? In my opinion (...
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Why aren't flights continued after losing a tire on rotation?

I have read about a lot of incidents where airplanes lose one of the tires on rotation, yet they cancel the flights and go back for an emergency landing at the departure airport, risking overweight ...
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Why didn't Philippine Airlines Flight 113 dump fuel prior to forced landing?

Philippine Airlines Flight 113 operated by a Boeing 777 bound for Manila suffered a compressor stall and engine fire. I wonder why the pilot didn't dump fuel from the left-side prior to the landing ...
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smartphones in fligth mode when bad weather conditions? [duplicate]

when flying form Vienna to Stuttgart, we had a terrible weather conditions, before landing the cabin crew announced that by request of the captain, all electronic devices must be switch off, not ...
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How do humanitarian flights arrange special permissions to fly when ATC isn't available?

In natural disasters, transportation infrastructure is often among the first and most critical of public services to be disrupted. Not coincidentally, it's also a time that tends to see small airports ...
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How to keep an aircraft stationary with an inoperative parking brake?

After High Speed Rejected T/O and an imminent evacuation, how would a pilot keep the airplane stationary with an INOPERATIVE parking brake?
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Why does spin recovery involve cutting the throttle?

When recovering from a spin, the first step is generally to cut the throttle: ... Otherwise, to recover from an upright spin, the following generic procedure may be used: Power is first reduced to ...
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Can the overwing exit slide be used when ditching in an A320?

I want to ask if an overwing exit slide in an Airbus A320 can be opened at all when landing or ditching. Is the exit still usable? Or it is blocked and we have to move the passenger to another one? ...
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Why do we have to check the speed brakes during GPWS memory items on an A320?

Just out of curiosity, I want to ask why do we have to check that the speed brakes lever is retracted during a GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System) maneuver using the A320 memory items? It clearly ...
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What can a pilot do if an air traffic controller is incapacitated?

I watched this video: where a Las Vegas controller is on duty alone and suffers a stroke. The pilots become quite uncomfortable with the situation and basically ...
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What does 'smell smoke' mean?

As to private pilot course, I learned emergency procedure of engine fire. In POH, there is engine fire procedure and electrical fire procedure. When examiner or other chief instructor say 'I smell ...
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What are the ejection injury and fatality rates?

Most of us have probably heard about how ejecting from a military aircraft is dangerous in and of itself, and that ejection is not a get out of jail free card. The most common dangers seem to be: ...
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Can a delta wing fighter engage an arrestor net without its main landing gear?

A delta wing fighter aircraft with underwing drop tanks while landing loses its main landing gear, but the nose wheel is extended. Is it an option for the pilot to engage the barrier net of type EP-15 ...
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May the tower use the runway while an emergency aircraft is inbound?

I have a question regarding an aircraft in emergency. Of course it will have priority for landing but if the position of this aircraft is very far, like for example 20 minutes or more away, would the ...
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Does the EPU on the F-16 need to be manually extinguished after an emergency landing?

After having watched I noticed at the end that one of his colleagues mention he has a "running EPU with hydrazine, you're gonna need fire response". Is this just a ...
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Landing due to low fuel

If an aircraft has to make emergency landing due to critically low fuel. Who is responsible pilot or maintenance crew?
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Are requests for an emergency landing ever refused?

Under what circumstances might it happen that a pilot's request to make an emergency landing is refused? Is such a thing known to have occurred?
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How strong must someone be to open the door of a C182 and bail out?

Opening the door of a business jet seems easy. You depressurize the cabin then just open the "handle" and kick it down. But what about the main door used to get out of the cockpit in an aircraft such ...
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Would the Aeroflot Flight 1492 have been able to dump its fuel first before landing?

In the recent Aeroflot Superjet 100 crash, it seems to me that (at least) the landing gear was spiked upwards, penetrating the fuel tanks, which might be one of the factors that lead to disaster. In ...