Evacuation Flights

Emergency aircraft evacuation refers to emergency evacuation from an aircraft which may take place on the ground, in water, or mid-flight. There are standard evacuation procedures and special evacuation equipment.

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 take off, showing the two overwing emergency evacuation doors

Commercial airplanes[edit]

Commercial aircraft are equipped with aircraft safety cards detailing evacuation procedures. These include locating and using emergency exits, using slides and flotation devices for water landings, etc.

Airliners are certified for a full evacuation within 90s, but evacuation tests can be theoretical as real passengers may be older and in more overweight conditions.[1] Around 30 evacuation events occurs each year around the world, with a very high overall level of safety as observed by the FAA.[1] In 2016, an Emirates 777-300 caught fire in Dubai but evacuation took 6min 40s while it was only 77% full, as half of the passengers surveyed admitted retrieving Hand luggage.[1] EASA is avoiding automatically locking overhead bins, as it could lead to even greater delays with frustrated passengers.[1]

An evacuation is more urgent than a “rapid disembarkation”, which entails using the aircraft’s ordinary exits while leaving luggage behind. A 2017 incident at Cork Airport saw passengers use the overwing doors and slides after misinterpreting the captain’s rapid disembarkation instruction as an emergency evacuation instruction.[2]

An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines utilize aircraft to supply these services, and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for codeshare agreements. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

Airlines vary in size, from small domestic airlines to full-service international airlines with double decker airplanes. Airline services can be categorized as being intercontinental, domestic, regional, or international, and may be operated as scheduled services or charters. The largest airline currently[when?] is American Airlines Group.

Commercial aviation is the part of civil aviation (both general aviation and scheduled airline services) that involves operating aircraft for hire to transport passengers or multiple loads of cargo.

domestic flight is a form of commercial flight within civil aviation where the departure and the arrival take place in the same country.[1]

Airports serving domestic flights only are known as domestic airports.

Domestic flights are generally cheaper and shorter than most international flights. Some international flights may be cheaper than domestic ones due to the short distance between the pair of cities in different countries, and also because domestic flights might, in smaller countries, mainly be used by high paying business travellers, while leisure travellers use road or rail domestically.

Some smaller countries, like Singapore have no scheduled domestic flights.


Blaine is a city in Anoka county in the State of Minnesota. The population was 57,186 at the 2010 census.[5] The city is located mainly in Anoka County, and is part of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area.


Interstate Highway 35W, U.S. Highway 10, and Minnesota State Highway 65 are three of the main routes in the city.

Until 1877, Blaine was part of the city of AnokaMinnesota. Phillip Laddy, a native of Ireland, is recognized as the first settler in Blaine and settled near a lake that now bears his name, Laddie Lake, in 1862. Laddy died shortly after his arrival and his survivors moved on to Minneapolis. Another early settler was the Englishman George Townsend, who lived for a short time near what would today be Lever St. and 103rd Ave.