Re: Cabin Depressurization

Date:         01 Oct 97 19:57:50 
From:         jf mezei <"[non-spam]jfmezei"@videotron.ca>
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Ragamuffin wrote:
> Also, wouldn't cabin depressurization be a way that could be used
> during a hijacking situation to render the hijackers unconcious?

Even at 40k feet, you would not loose consciousness or fall asleep
immediatly.  I cannot remember the exact figure, but the highjackers
would have a few minutes to get to the cockpit and force the plane to go
down.

Question: can the pilots easily disable the automatic deployment of
airbags
or is this truly "hardcoded" into the cabin ?