Hysterical Passengers Ignoring Instructions Led To Many Of The Injuries In DASH-8 Plane Collision
'While the propellers were still turning, the passenger ... opened the right-hand rear emergency window exit, threw it outside, and jumped from the exit'
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September 3, 2020 - by Adrian Humphreys for nationalpost.com
Panicked passengers ignoring safety instructions in a mad scramble out of a plane after it collided with a fuel truck near the runway of Toronto airport caused many of the resulting crash injuries, the Transportation Safety Board found.
A collision last year between a Jazz passenger plane and a truck after landing at Pearson International Airport caused no fire but 15 people were injured, many of them because frenzied and fearful passengers disregarded direct instructions from the crew as well as safety signs — even threatening the lone flight attendant.
(The De Havilland Canada DHC-8, commonly known as the Dash 8, is a series of turboprop-powered regional airliners, introduced by de Havilland Canada in 1984. DHC was later bought by Boeing in 1988, then by Bombardier in 1992; then by Longview Aviation Capital in 2019, reviving the de Havilland Canada brand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_...)
The crash investigation report presents a vivid picture of a frenzy inside the plane.
One woman was injured because she...
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