BAe146 (aka Avroliner RJxx) ditching?

From: (Christopher Davis)
Organization: Baseball First -- Everything Else Second
Date:         12 Jan 95 01:56:03 
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TDD> == Terrell D Drinkard <>

 TDD> [...] it eliminates high-wing configurations from study because of
 TDD> their notoriously bad ditching characteristics.

So what's the deal with the BAe 146 (the only "Western" commercial
jetliner I can think of with a high wing)?

As I recall from my flights on a Business Express (Delta Connection) 146,
the evacuation cards indicate that you should use whichever side's exit is
higher after a ditching.

Obviously this cuts the number of usable exits dramatically, but are there
any other problems with ditching?
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