Re: Emergency escape system too dangerous to test
I think you're misinterpreting the significance of the drill. This was to test the people and procedures engaged in the rescue, not every element of the mechanics. I believe that the slideware system has been tested numerous times (I've seen documentaries showing this). There was no point in doing so during this drill because it wasn't an essential element, and it is, of course, risky.
Originally Posted by BigJim
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