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Man Jumps From NWA Flight @ DTW  
User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Man Jumps Off Airplane At Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Police Have Man In Custody

POSTED: 12:43 pm EST March 7, 2006

A man is in custody after jumping out of the emergency exit of a Northwest airplane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday.

Officials say the man was being deported on an immigration violation. The plane was still on the runway, at gate A34, when the man jumped off.

The man is currently being treated for injuries.

Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit.com for more information as it becomes available.

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3311 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6837 times:

A34 is on the big plane side of side of the NWA terminal. 9's are usually parked on the odd number gates. So from a 757 or A319/320, thats quite a fall.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6804 times:

Quoting Dr.DTW (Thread starter):
The plane was still on the runway, at gate A34,

well which is it? Runway? or gate 34?



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User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6783 times:

Quoting Dr.DTW (Thread starter):
The plane was still on the runway, at gate A34, when the man jumped off.

I'm figuring that this was copied and pasted in but were they at the gate or on the runway?  scratchchin 


User currently onlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6722 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.


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7567 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6466 times:

He jumped out of a Boeing 747-400 operating at NW flight 11 from DTW-NRT if the news got the gate correct.


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User currently offlineRdwelch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6444 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 5):
He jumped out of a Boeing 747-400 operating at NW flight 11 from DTW-NRT if the news got the gate correct.

I hope he packed his 'chute.....

Gus


User currently offlineDreamflight767 From United States of America, joined exactly 6 years ago today! , 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6217 times:
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Is jumping from your plane instead of using the gate some sorta new "cool" trend?

User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6061 times:

Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 5):
He jumped out of a Boeing 747-400 operating at NW flight 11 from DTW-NRT if the news got the gate correct.

What some dumbass he is jumping from a 747! They probably took him to the hospital first.


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21590 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6031 times:

Quoting TinkerBelle (Reply 8):
What some dumbass he is jumping from a 747! They probably took him to the hospital first.

that's what they said. in custody being treated for his injuries.



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User currently offlineN587NK From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

I'd be scared jumping out of something that high with the damn slide deployed! but good lord, just jumping. He must have some guts haha

User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1308 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5947 times:

Quoting TOLtommy (Reply 1):
or A319/320, thats quite a fall.

This is one of the rare occasions that the 737 has an advantage over the A320.. Big grin



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User currently offlineRaffik From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

It's amazing that he survived- I remember reading about FAs that have fallen from the plane and dying or becoming severley paralised.


Happy -go- lucky kinda guy!
User currently offlineN587NK From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 302 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5770 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"


User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3541 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

Quoting Dreamflight767 (Reply 7):
Is jumping from your plane instead of using the gate some sorta new "cool" trend?

yeah, it's really the only fashionable way to make an impromptu exit from an airplane these days.



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User currently offlineLlkristyll From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5685 times:

Quoting N587NK (Reply 13):

Oh my, what an idiot!


User currently offlineAIRCANL1011 From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5206 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?



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4920 times:

Seems to be quite the method of exit these days. I have to say I've seen 4-5 posts regarding such actions in the past month.

Best.

Matt



"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
User currently offlineNWHPDTW From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4808 times:

Deportee Jumps from Plane

Story update that confirms some of the things everbody thought.


User currently offlineDr.DTW From United States of America, joined May 2000, 290 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4317 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.


User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4317 times:

Quoting NWHPDTW (Reply 18):
Deportee Jumps from Plane



Quote:
Zhu was taken into custody and then transported to the hospital with a possible broken back.

Talk about a back-breaker.....

Kevin



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User currently offlineCJMD80 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 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.  banghead 



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User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3332 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?  Sad

User currently offlinePtharris From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3094 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.  rotfl 

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!!!  crazy 



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3039 times:
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Quoting Ptharris (Reply 23):
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?

Well once he's placed on the plane, I guess the thinking is "where is he gonna go?" ...

Apparently nobody thought about someone pulling a bonehead stunt like this and opening a door/jumping.

- litz


25 BandA : I too am amazed that no one else said this before... Similarly, we also waste no time labling the desperate souls who die trying to get a better life
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