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  Ground Evacuation

Abnormal Procedures (Procedural)




Flight Attendant Notes

  • Receive situation briefing from PIC.
  • Brief passengers, get them started on personal preparation (below).
  • Prepare the cabin (below).
  • Once aircraft has stopped assess the conditions and say: "Stay seated, stay seated, I am opening an exit."
  • To command the evacuation:
    • "Open your seat belts"
    • "Come this way"
    • "Come to my voice / flashlight"
    • "Leave everything"
  • Pick an exit.
  • At a window exit:
    • "Step up, step through"
    • "Leg, body, leg"
    • "Run away from the aircraft"
  • During an evacuation passengers may become incapacitated. Evacuate the able bodied first, seek their assistance to help those who need it.
  • Tell the first person to exit to assist other passengers and send them away from the aircraft.
  • Count those evacuating to ensure all are accounted for.
  • Bring the medical kit, blankets, coats, if time permits.

Preparation (If time permits)

Note: see G450 Ground Evacuation for aircraft specific procedures.

Secure Cabin

  • Seat backs upright, seats tracked to their approved positions, stow tables.
  • Remove dangerous objects from passengers (stow eyeglasses in a sock or seat pocket).
  • Stow all loose articles, anything that could become a projectile (lap tops, service dishes, flowers, etc.)
  • Duct tape all galley sliding doors.
  • Dim lights just prior to landing.

Preposition Needed Assets

Place medical kit, blankets, and extra flashlights in a bag and stow securely.

Personal Preparation

  • Void bladder.
  • Remove jewelry, watches, stockings, etc.
  • Change into pants and long sleeve shirts made of natural fibers (denim, cotton).
  • Wet hair to remove flammable hair products.


  • Execute aircraft specific procedures, such as G450 Ground Evacuation.
  • Once the aircraft is stopped, assess the environment and select an evacuation exit.
  • Redirect passengers to the selected exit.
  • Beware of fire, debris, rescue vehicles, and other obstructions outside the aircraft.

Once outside the aircraft

  • Assemble all passengers at least 100 yards upwind of the aircraft.
  • Do not permit anyone to smoke.
  • Do not allow anyone other than rescue personnel to enter the aircraft
  • Treat the injured, as necessary.

Cartoon: Emergency Selfie, from Chris Manno

Revision: 20140412