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Report: Before Asiana crash, government was warned about problems with airplane escape slides

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The Federal Aviation Administration was concerned with the safety of escape slides on passenger jets even before the fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport last summer, NBC Bay Area reports. (news.yahoo.com) More...

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PhotoFinish
PhotoFinish 1
Emergency slides are rarely needed, but you want them to work reliably on those rare occasions they are needed.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I'm just wondering how you would check them as far as actual deployment went? Aren't they sort of a use and replace type unit, kinda like a car airbag.
Derg
Roland Dent 1
You ever used a rope ladder Wayne?
preacher1
preacher1 1
Derg
Roland Dent 1
I prefer ropes to anything else. Even just a single rope...you might get a few hand skin burns.I think they are under used.

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