In this case, the case of Pan Am Flight 845, registration N747PA, the cure was worse than the disease.
The disease was making mistakes on how to take off from a shortened runway while ensuring the jetwash from this jumbo didn’t affect cars driving along near SFO.
The cure was telling people to evacuate from the nose while it was rising up higher and higher.
Oh, and the emergency landing was no picnic either, giving the already-damaged landing gear an unnecessary thwack:
Check the YouTube starting at 5:30 or so.
Inside of Asiana 214, I think I’d have been all GTFO. But with PanAm 845, I would have ambled down to steerage and simply hopped onto the tarmac.
I don’t think I’d have listened to the flight crew to just drop 60 feet down, I don’t think I’d have been a player in Back Injury Theatre is what I’m saying…