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Feeling claustrophobic due to fear of door being stuck closed
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Saturday, 06 April 2013 14:37

Normal opening and closing of main door in an Airbus plane
 
Hi Capt Lim,

I am very claustrophobic. My fear is that the airplane door will not open once we land and we'll all be stuck inside. I know that sounds so crazy! When the plane lands and everyone claps, that's when my fear begins.

Those minutes that I have to wait for the door to open seem like an eternity. I am also afraid we will have to stay inside for several hours and I would not be able to handle it.

Did you ever experience a time when the doors were stuck and would not open?

Thank you so much for your help.

Anna Rose


Hi Anna,

There are times when passengers have to wait for a while before the doors are opened. These may be due to problems with the steps, plane not properly positioned and the ground crew have to wait for a tow truck to reposition the plane or the plane is waiting for an aerobridge to dock in due to the bay being occupied.

If the delay is long, the captain would make an announcement to keep the passengers informed.

I have never had an experience where the doors are stuck closed. In the worst case scenario and assuming that the main door is stuck closed, there are at least 7 other exits in a larger plane or 3 in a smaller one.

In fact in an emergency, all the other doors can be opened with slides for evacuation. Alternatively, passengers can exit at the rear door normally.

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