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Airbus A380 evacuation drill causes 33 injuries

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posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 12:20 PM
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posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 01:53 PM
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The title of the thread sounds sensationalised. To put it in perspective they evacuated 853 people out of an aircraft in just 80 seconds and only 33 injuries, most of which were very minor (the only one mentioned is one broken leg).

Compared to a real evacuation from a Boeing 777 in Manchester, UK on 1st March 2005: 352 people evacuated, 23 injuries.

And...
Real evacuation of 452 people from a Boeing 747 at Colombo, Sri Lanka on 8th September 2005... one death (from evacuation attempt) and 19 hospitalisations (non-hospitalising injuries not recorded?).

The Airbus figures seem to be expected.



posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 02:15 PM
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Yup, the news reports are misleading. The real headline should be:

"A380 passes evacuation test".

The broken leg is unfortunate, but not unexpected since we are speaking of an EMERGENCY plane evacuation; the minor blessures and abrasions of the other volunteers are even hardly worth mentioning, they "come with the job".



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