The Japan Airlines plane quickly caught fire on Tuesday after a collision on a runway at Tokyo-Haneda International Airport.< /p>
Airlines must be able to evacuate all occupants of a plane within 90 seconds, according to rules set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said on Wednesday. AFP Doug Drury, another aviation expert from the University of Central Queensland in Australia.
Manufacturers must design their planes so as to theoretically be able to meet this deadline, and the cabin crew regularly trains for this purpose through simulations, added Mr. Drury, who considered the evacuation procedure of the JAL516 to be impeccable.
There may be some ambiguity about when the 90-second period should begin, according to Mr. Fan.
Based on the videos broadcast, it appears that the crew of the JAL plane took some time to decide which exits should be used, which would have eaten into the 90 seconds, he said.
The pilots probably needed to hear from the cabin crew managers to make a decision. Fortunately, the nature of the accident allowed the structure of the plane to remain intact long enough for everyone to escape, this expert further judged.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The causes of the collision are still unexplained for the moment, but human error probably contributed to it, think these two aviation experts interviewed by AFP.< /p>