JLang Posted May 12, 2017 Report Share Posted May 12, 2017 The recent question about taxiing with doors open prompted this: doors unlatched in an emergency? Engine out, either forced landing or chute deployment. I don't see it mentioned in the POH, which I would interpret as a recommendation to keep latched, but I believe in general it's commonly advised, so that the impact doesn't jam the doors shut. FWIW, the 3rd party Checkmate checklist I have says to open doors during power out forced landing, but not chute deployment. I have never unlatched the doors during flight, but my guess is that doing so would lead to an immediate and semi-violent door flying open and hitting the wing. Does anybody know if this is true? If so, doing so in a forced landing would be at least unnerving, and possibly dangerous; the last thing you need. However, if you have popped the chute, you're no longer in any control, and this is irrelevant; I would think this is advisable. Thoughts? Direct experience? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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