escape slide

escape slide

An emergency chute that inflates rapidly and permits crew and passengers a quick exit from the aircraft. Also called an escape chute. See escape hatch.
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The escape slide looked deflated and he was told by a Fire Officer not to use it.
When a flight attendant pops open an emergency door, a mechanism instantly opens a General Pneumatics' valve and begins inflating the escape slide. The system works so quickly that you can open the plane door and jump and expect to be caught by the slide inflating beneath you.--Cooper Levey-Baker
Unfortunately for him, the handle he pulled was attached to the emergency exit and not only did the hatch come free from the plane, but it also activated the escape slide, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported.
A firefighter first reported to a superior on Saturday that a passenger who was on the ground roughly 30 feet (10 meters) from the wreckage and near the escape slide may have been run over as fire crews were shifting from dousing the flames to taking victims to hospitals, officials said.
Inspired by a 4th-grader's drawing of the school's mascot, the sculpture is a Wildcat with eyes that were once wall lights in the school's atrium, a nose that had been hardware on an old fire door in the basement, a mouth constructed from the fire escape slide, and lettering recycled from the outside of the original building.
AN ANGRY flight attendant fled his airliner via the emergency escape slide after getting into an argument with a passenger.
And that 's just what raging air steward Steven Slater did - by sliding down his plane's inf latable escape slide, clutching a chilled can of beer, after a four-letter farewell rant.
The escape slide for our forward door had inflated inside the aircraft when a crew member tried to open the door from the inside.
High platforms or stilettos could puncture the escape slide. And if you wear glasses, attach a cord so that in an emergency you won't waste time searching for them.
If you have to use an escape slide, always sit on the door sill first and then scoot down, rather than simply jumping into the slide.
He said he soon realized he had activated the escape slide, and "panicked."