Airpline emergency slides not very reliable

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Airpline emergency slides not very reliable
KFMB-TV 8 San Diego |
"Federal safety officials say airplanes frequently leave the gate with emergency slides that would not work if they were needed, and regulators are trying to correct the all-too-common occurrence. The National Transportation Safety Board estimates that slides fail in about one-third of all evacuations. A board study four years ago found that at least one slide failed to deploy in seven of 19 evacuations during a 14-month period... The NTSB, which makes safety recommendations, wants the FAA to require the airlines to test 10 percent of all evacuation slides to identify common problems. The FAA has been reluctant to do that."

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