Jet passengers say man tried to open exit in flight
This whole story sounds fishy to me. First off, it says that the plane was 5 to 10 minutes into the flight when this incident happened, yet the plane was still only at 3,000 feet? Wouldn't it have been a little higher by then?
Then it goes on to say: Kramer said the flight attendants did not respond until after passengers had restrained the man in his seat.
''Fifty or 60 people in the back of the plane were either yelling, crying, or standing up to this guy,'' Kramer said.
This doesn't sound quite right to me, either. If 50 or 60 people are screaming, it shouldn't take more than a few seconds for a FA to reach the area to see what in the heck was going on.
Then it goes on to say: American Airlines spokeswoman Sonja Whitemon said a flight attendant's report stated that, ''Upon landing, the individual fell towards the emergency door'' after losing his balance. She said the attendants did not think he had tried to open it.
Didn't the article just say this happened shortly after take off?
The article continues -Massachusetts State Police and the Massport Emergency Medical Team said they received reports of an intoxicated person on the flight. The man was taken into custody for questioning when the plane landed, officials said. There was no mention of the emergency door in Massport's report.
Then it goes on to say Phil Orlandella, director of media relations at Logan, said no charges have been filed. ''The person they talked to wanted no medical assistance and didn't appear at all intoxicated,'' Orlandella said.
So was the guy drunk or wasn't he? Maybe he was having a senior moment? Maybe the controller who relayed the information got the story wrong? (like the ones in the Fire/Five Men post) Maybe the other passenger who gave details to the Boston Globe was exaggerating? Maybe the Boston Globe just totally screwed up the story?
It just seems weird because NOTHING in this story makes sense. Does anyone here who works for AA know what really happened on this flight?