Accidental Deployment of Evacuation Slide Delays Departure of PIA Flight PK-702 from Manchester

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Accidental Deployment of Evacuation Slide Delays Departure of PIA Flight PK-702 from Manchester

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On June 7, departure of PIA Boeing 777-300ER (AP-BHW) Manchester to Islamabad flight PK-702 was delayed when aircraft's armed L5 door evacuation slide accidentally got deployed by a passenger.

21 passengers had to be adjusted on other seats and 37 had to be off-loaded. Probably the aircraft departed from Manchester with evacuation slide unavailable for door L5.

The Boeing 777 departed from Manchester on June 8 at 4:59 AM as flight PK-702 with a delay of more than seven hours. The flight was scheduled to depart at 9:20 PM on June 7. The aircraft had arrived in Manchester at 8:09 PM as flight PK-701 from Islamabad on June 7.

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A female passenger opened a passenger cabin door of PIA Boeing 777-300ER (AP-BHW) parked at Manchester Airport on June 7. The evacuation slide got deployed with the opening of the door.

The passenger thought it was a lavatory door.

https://www.express.pk/story/1696159/1/

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PIA Press Release

June 8, 2019

Karachi -
PIA flight PK-702 for the sector Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by 7 hours. The delay in departure occurred on Friday night at Manchester when a passenger erroneously opened the emergency door causing the emergency slide to activate.

The flight operated with a delay of 7 hours. As per standard operating procedure PIA had to offload nearly 40 passengers and their luggage.

All passengers were provided dinner. The off loaded passengers were provided transportation and hotel accommodation and will be adjusted on the next available flight.

The flight operated with multiple crew and there was no shortage of crew and was as per Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority regulations.

CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik has ordered an inquiry of the incident.

PIA regrets the inconvenience caused to its passengers due to this incident, PIA spokesman concluded.

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And who is going to mention that how are these more leg room seats allocated on PIA flights??? ( I know this is the end of the plane and the seat allocation is not an issue but it just highlights that we need to be savvy in these areas)

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In PIAs history such an incident has never occurred. The slides are only armed when the doors are locked and the aircraft is about to depart the gate, “cabin crew prepare for departure, arm the door slides and cross check,” this mantra one hears every time on departure, Either there was a technical malfunction in the door or the cabin crew goofed up.

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smhusain_1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
In PIAs history such an incident has never occurred. The slides are only armed when the doors are locked and the aircraft is about to depart the gate, “cabin crew prepare for departure, arm the door slides and cross check,” this mantra one hears every time on departure, Either there was a technical malfunction in the door or the cabin crew goofed up.
Or there was no cabin crew stationed in the aft? Because the flight was operating with a minimum cabin crew of 10 instead of the regular 14? Maybe this is an austerity measure taken by his grace? Just a food for thought. No wonder a pea sized can never run an airline

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smhusain_1 wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:20 pm
In PIAs history such an incident has never occurred. The slides are only armed when the doors are locked and the aircraft is about to depart the gate, “cabin crew prepare for departure, arm the door slides and cross check,” this mantra one hears every time on departure, Either there was a technical malfunction in the door or the cabin crew goofed up.
So most likely cabin crew did not disarm the door slides upon arrival?

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Salam everyone. Considering the passenger apparently mistook the cabin door for a lavatory, are passengers even allowed to use the lavatory when the aircraft is on ground?

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Walaikum salam.
Yes its allowed before pushback and taxiing.

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AKL wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Salam everyone. Considering the passenger apparently mistook the cabin door for a lavatory, are passengers even allowed to use the lavatory when the aircraft is on ground?
No matter how ignorant the passenger is, mistaking a cabin door for toilet is too far fetched.

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I am assuming there must have been others sat by the door - did no one think to question why this woman was trying to open the door? Or may be the crew did forget to do the check and are blaming a passenger .....
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Something is not quite right. It is not easy to open and aircraft door and to say that a passenger mistook it for a toilet door is quite difficult to understand. Why the doors were armed, was the aircraft ready to push back? I doubt we will know any of the answers anytime soon.

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