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Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 3:58 pm

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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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 4:28 pm

Hmmmm, I need to try that some time  Big grin

I wonder how much checking needs to be done after reattaching the door?
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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 6:07 pm

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.

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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 7:18 pm

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......
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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 9:13 pm

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!!
 
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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 9:21 pm

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

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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 9:44 pm

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


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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 10:48 pm

Hey, look on the bright side, at least the airline know that the emergency exits works, no need for testing now!!!
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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 11:03 pm

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

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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Wed May 05, 2004 11:10 pm

Damn...

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!

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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Thu May 06, 2004 12:47 am

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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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Thu May 06, 2004 2:34 am

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.
 
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RE: Man Squats On Plane's Wing To "Get Some Fresh Air"

Thu May 06, 2004 5:36 am

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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