From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jean-Francois Mezei) Organization: DECUServe Date: 29 Dec 95 22:22:22 References: 1 2 3 4
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OK, we've established that the "cut here" markings are national rules that vary from country to country. We've established that they deliniate an area without much wiring/ducting where it is easier to cut. The only type of incident where these marking would be of use that I can think of is if the airliner crashes in snow, stays in one piece and is completely burried in snow. I can imagine the snow crews digging down and reaching the roof and seiing the markings , bringing down chain saw and opening the square, drop down a ladder and evacuate all 400 passengers one by one. (ok, I've seen too many movies, so add in the St-Bernards with their bottles of whiskey helping rescued passengers stay warm :-) OK, perhaps if fuselage is lying on its side, it is easier to evacuate through the roof than through the exits. But if this happens, what are the odds that the fuselage is still in ONE piece ? I am still wondering about the types of accidents where cutting through fuselage would be necessary. Are there any specific situations one could describe ?