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Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8413 times:

Look, there's a passenger squatting on plane's wing!

GUANGZHOU - A Chinese man who was flying for the first time caused a stir when he opened the aircraft's emergency door and climbed onto its wing 'to get some fresh air' while waiting to disembark.

The man, who was not identified, was travelling with a tour group from southern Hunan province and was waiting to get off the China Southern Airlines aircraft after it landed in Shenzhen on Sunday, Yangcheng Evening News reported.

As the cabin crew was busy with other passengers, the man grew impatient and opened the aircraft's left emergency exit door to go outside and cool off, the newspaper said.

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17664 posts, RR: 65
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8302 times:

Hmmmm, I need to try that some time  Big grin

I wonder how much checking needs to be done after reattaching the door?

"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2368 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8174 times:

There are lots of crazy people out there.

The man was scolded by the captain when the flight attendant told him, but I wonder what happened to him after the incident.


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8039 times:

China is a place of HUGE development but most of the people, well they are 20+ years behind. This story does not even shock me, I see them doing stupid things in Hong Kong all the time now as there are so many mainland CHinese that come to Hong Kong these days to visit.

How about seeing them buying thousands of dollars of stuff at Gucci and then squatting out front of the door to smoke......

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7892 times:

Similar story relayed to me from a friend working at the airport. Apparently as a CX flight is about to pushback, one mainland passenger seated at an exit row decided he wanted more ventilation and went ahead and popped open the door nearest him, and as expected, the evacuation chute deployed. An aircraft change was required and the flight was delayed for over 2 hours. No word on whether that passenger was dumped from the flight, but I bet everyone else on that flight would've wanted to beat the sh*t out of him!!

User currently offlineGodBless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7824 times:

That is what I love about this world... No matter how stupid you are, there will always be somebody that can top that.


User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3783 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7670 times:

Just crazy  Nuts So finally, does anyone know what happened to the guy afterwards`?

regards, Florian

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User currently offlineGreaser From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1102 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7443 times:

Hey, look on the bright side, at least the airline know that the emergency exits works, no need for testing now!!!
Next time the airlines should let the passengers 'test' the landing gear & engine thrust...that should be interesting
 Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts  Nuts

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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1060 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7332 times:

Hey, look at the bright side. At least he waited until the plane landed to get some fresh air! Big grin

cheers, Ralph

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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7246 times:


More power to him! I wish I could do the same sometime. Of course, here in the States, they're a little more anal about people walking on the wings!  Big thumbs up

But hey, like I said, more power to him!


Crye me a river
User currently offlineFinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7080 times:

I wonder how much checking needs to be done after reattaching the door?

Depends of the exit door, but usually those are like normal doors... I have seen many times here in Helsinki, when Lufthansa B737 pilot has opened the overwing exit door and walked on the wing and checked if there is any ice. Finnair pilots have done same too... No special inspections needed. In case of slide is armed when you open the door, then you'll be in trouble, because the slide will open too...

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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13863 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6832 times:

As more and more uneducated people get to fly, then this stupidity will continue. I recall a story from a number of years ago on a flight in the Middle East (a Hajj flight?) were a pax took out their stove, lit it to make some tea! This lead to a major crash. How many first timers have no idea about using the bathrooms, or how to use a seatbelt or how to generally beheave on an a/c? At least here, no one got hurt. I would suspect that this person will have to go through the 'justice system' in China and pay a severe penalty.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6656 times:

When I was at Bmi, one of our A321's had to do a go-around due to some chinese lady trying to open the door about 200ft off the ground because she wanted to go to the toilet !!!.

Always wondered if she had not been wrestled to the ground by the other passengers whether that door would have opened at that height with the cabin depressurised.

She was promptly arrested when the a/c landed !!!.


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