China Airlines flight 120 at Japan’s Okinawa International Airport. After reaching the gate, it burst into flames due to fuel leaking on the right-side engine.
An evacuation of a parked aircraft is an unexpected emergency for which you have no time to prepare:
- Coordinate and verify with the flight crew which door(s) to use.
- Turn emergency light switch “ON.”
- Evacuate aircraft immediately upon command from the flight crew. If the flight crew is not on board or the evacuation command is not given, use your judgment to evaluate if it is necessary to evacuate or not. If you feel there is sufficient danger, flight attendants have the authority to initiate an evacuation.
If an evacuation is necessary, open the door using emergency door operation procedures and shout your commands to keep people back until the exit is ready for use. Once ready, repeatedly shout:
- “OPEN SEATBELTS!”
- “LEAVE EVERYTHING!”
- “COME THIS WAY!”
- “GET OUT!”
Continue to shout these commands until the aircraft has been fully evacuated, or until conditions deteriorate to a point where it is unsafe for you to remain inside the aircraft.