Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13748 posts, RR: 18 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 7355 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.
N754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6981 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......
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6834 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!!
FinnWings From Finland, joined Oct 2003, 640 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 6022 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...
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13382 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5774 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.