Slow taxi for leaks?

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Slow taxi for leaks?

Postby 3WE » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:15 pm

If a compressor lets go on a rear-engine plane and ruptures the lavatory drain tanks, do you:*

A. Evacuate immediately (urging folks to leave their carry-ons)

B. Stop and allow the contents to pool?

C. Taxi slowly as to spread out the leakage?

Maybe we could start second guessing the EPA and cut the aviation industry some slack?

*This would seem to be a novel situation where the fan hits the shit.
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Re: Slow taxi for leaks?

Postby flyboy2548m » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:45 am

No.
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Re: Slow taxi for leaks?

Postby elaw » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:40 pm

If a compressor lets go on a rear-engine plane and ruptures the lavatory drain tanks, do you:*

A. Evacuate immediately (urging folks to leave their carry-ons)

B. Stop and allow the contents to pool?

C. Taxi slowly as to spread out the leakage?
D. Try your best to avoid using the lavatory. 8-)
HR consultant, Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems, Inc.


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