Re: 747 question

From: (Robert Ashcroft)
Organization: Stanford University, CA 94305, USA
Date:         20 Apr 95 01:51:54 
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In article <airliners.1995.426@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Bill Hensley  <> wrote:
>There isn't an escape rope, exactly.  I've seen some cable reels
>with handles.  You pop open a hatch on the top of the aircraft (you
>have to stand on the jumpseat to do it), then out, over, and down,
>down, down.  The reel has some sort of a brake that should slow you
>down.  You can't open the cockpit windows (at least on an E-4B).  I
>bet you can't on a commercial 747 either.

The pilot escape hatch was used to great effect once in a hijacking
of a Pan Am 747 in Karachi.  The pilots escaped through the hatch
leaving the hijackers with a planeload of passengers but no way to
take them anywhere!