From: email@example.com (Davin Swanson) Organization: very little Date: 22 Sep 95 00:18:33 References: 1 2 3 4
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In article <airliners.1995.1493@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Ed Bogart <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >In article <airliners.1995.1438@ohare.Chicago.COM>, email@example.com >(J. Kenneth E ) wrote: >> Still no need to worry Brandon. ALL airliner doors are plug type, >> meaning that they must be pulled inside somewhat prior to swinging >> outward. It just appears that they swing open freely. > >If I'm not mistaken, the 777 does NOT have plug doors. I don't have a clue >how the latches work but I would geuss someone has thought about the "opening >in flight" problem. AFAIK, most non-plug type swing-open doors are secured by pins that extend from the door into the frame when the door is closed. Closing the door latch extends the pins into a locked position, and opening the latch retracts the pins back into the door in order to allow it to open. --davin -- Davin Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org My opinions aren't necessarily those of Gulfstream Aerospace.