XFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4291 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7084 times:
If it was at A34, that is a gate where the smallest plane you'll see is an A319. That gate is in the huge alleyway in between A and B/C terminals. They called it a runway because reporters are stupid and never do the appropriate research to use correct terminology in most anything.
N587NK From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6132 times:
Quoting Raffik (Reply 12): I remember reading about FAs that have fallen from the plane and dying or becoming severley paralised.
Now correct me if I am wrong, but I used to work for XJ several years ago and we heard a story back then of a NW F/A that fell out of a 757. She survived, but was off work for a LONG time on workmans comp due to her injuries. And then her first day back, she was telling her crew what happened and then she was showing her crew how she did it and...............She fell out again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now I dont know if this is true, but it was told to us as a true story. Personaly if this really did happen, if I was that F/A and I survived the 2nd time, I'd just quit from humiliation. But then again it could just me a rumor or "airline story"
AIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5568 times:
Lets see! Security stops people from getting in to restricted areas, like the ramp. But this tool things he is going to be able to jump from basically any aircraft, and run away without security or the police catching him.
What a Moron.
What were they deporting him for, Complete stupidity?
Dr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 4679 times:
A man being deported from the U.S. was at the center of a bizarre incident at Metro Airport. Police said he boarded a Northwest Airlines plane and then jumped out the emergency exit before the plane took off.
Yong Sheng Zhu, a 26-year-old Chinese national, had over stayed his visa and was recently taken into custody to be deported.
Around noon on Tuesday, immigration officials escorted Zhu to his seat on Northwest flight #11. After Zhu was seated the agents waited in the jet-way to make sure the plane would takeoff. That’s when one of the agents noticed him on the tarmac.
Investigators said Zhu opened the rear emergency door and jumped from the plane while it was parked at the gate. It was a 20 foot fall down to concrete tarmac.
Gregory Palmore, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said "That is a tremendous jump. That’s basically equivalent to jumping of a second story building. We find it strange because individuals are aware that they are going to be removed from the country and I’m sure, at some point, it’s built into their database, their mind that they’re going to return home."
Zhu was taken into custody and then transported to the hospital with a possible broken back.
"No criminal history. He’s been vetted through all the databases to make sure he wasn’t a public safety threat. We wouldn’t have put an individual on a plane that would have been a safety threat to the passengers," said Palmore.
When Zhu is released, investigators said, he will be given a one way ticket to China...again. Investigators said he will have an escort next time.
CJMD80 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
Quoting XFSUgimpLB41X (Reply 4): If it was at A34, that is a gate where the smallest plane you'll see is an A319. That gate is in the huge alleyway in between A and B/C terminals. They called it a runway because reporters are stupid and never do the appropriate research to use correct terminology in most anything.
Amen to that! I get so frustrated with the media's lack of integrity ... esp. when reporting aviation related stories. The misinformation confuses and misleads the public.
Aussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3694 times:
While we all sit here thinking that he was a moron or a dumbass, I guess it must have REALLY been bad in his own mind to return back to China and a tumble from the rear exit door of a 744 was a better option. Kind of makes you wonder why he was so adverse to returning home?
Ptharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
Quoting Dr.DTW (Thread starter):
Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com for more information as it becomes available.
I'll be sure to do that.
Quoting Dr.DTW (Reply 19): When Zhu is released, investigators said, he will be given a one way ticket to China...again. Investigators said he will have an escort next time.
Well, there's an idea. Someone being deported.. you'd think they'd have someone with him anyways. Or, is our INS agency working on the "good faith" policy anymore?
Maybe his broken back will be a reminder not to be an ass and just go home like he's supposed to. Oh wait, I'm sure there's some lawyer under some rock somewhere that'll try and get him all gummed up in the system.
What a country!!!
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