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is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

CupCrusher40
Active Member

thank you

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Re: is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

dfwskier
Top Contributor
Solution

neither are

Re: is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

Dougmech
New Arrival

Brown over head unit? White overhead unit? Are you referring to bins for luggage and PSU (passenger service unit) is attached to? Everything above is engineered to withstand aircraft limits with load limits specified by placard within the bin. The reason for engineers. If aircraft exceeds design limits,  the weakest part will fail first. Most likely that part has been compromised by corrosion / wear / chaffing.   

Re: is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

FlyWithLUV
Active Member

Bins don't open during turbulence, but if you mean after you land:

 

Please exercise caution when opening overhead bins as items may have shifted during the flight, and items could fall out, and as you know, shift happens.

 

It was a joke that a flight attendant made on one of my flights, and it has been stuck in my head ever since.

Re: is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

CupCrusher40
Active Member

Re: is the brown or white overhead unit more likely to fall down in turbulence

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Did it come down in turbulence?

 

There's a big difference between q bin coming down in turbulence vs one that was damaged when a passenger's head whacked it in turbulence.