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Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:26 am

This is a very wild story.

A man got onto the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami that had just landed.

Jhryin Jones, 19, allegedly scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto an active taxiway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said.

He then approached the aircraft, jumped on the wing and began to pound on the windows, Brown said.


https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/ ... k1QQ7kN5J/
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:39 am

vpat48 wrote:
This is a very wild story.

A man got onto the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a Delta Air Lines flight from Miami that had just landed.

Jhryin Jones, 19, allegedly scaled a fence at the airport and ran onto an active taxiway, Atlanta police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said.

He then approached the aircraft, jumped on the wing and began to pound on the windows, Brown said.


https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/ ... k1QQ7kN5J/


If the intruder could climb on the wing of a taxiing airplane, think of what someone else with different intentions might be able to do. Airport boundary security needs to be strengthened.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:14 am

Now if this were to happen at MCO, the gators would’ve got to him first. ;)

I have zero clue why anyone with common sense would breach security, run towards an aircraft, scale up the wing, and pound on the windows. Seems like this person has some serious mental health issues. Imagine if this guy was careless enough and got sucked into the engine.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:16 am

spinotter wrote:
Airport boundary security needs to be strengthened.


That's hard to do short of having the perimeter of every airport lined with guard towers occupied by snipers or installing electric fences, moats, and/or mine fields.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:26 am

What, am I reading this story correctly? On side note, this man is in excellent physical shape! Must have played some basketball.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:56 am

September11 wrote:
What, am I reading this story correctly? On side note, this man is in excellent physical shape! Must have played some basketball.


Yeah I’m sure some prisoner will appreciate his physique.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:03 am

IPFreely wrote:
spinotter wrote:
Airport boundary security needs to be strengthened.


That's hard to do short of having the perimeter of every airport lined with guard towers occupied by snipers or installing electric fences, moats, and/or mine fields.


Alligators for all!!!
 
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:04 am

Don't do drugs kids.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:19 am

vpat48 wrote:
This is a very wild story.


@Man in underwear - Well now, maybe he just wanted some DL One pajamas since he only had underwear :-)

Runway28L wrote:
Now if this were to happen at MCO, the gators would’ve got to him first. ;)

I have zero clue why anyone with common sense would breach security, run towards an aircraft, scale up the wing, and pound on the windows. Seems like this person has some serious mental health issues. Imagine if this guy was careless enough and got sucked into the engine.


FOD walk on runway 27R could be the new cleanup on aisle 5 :sarcastic:

tys777 wrote:
IPFreely wrote:

That's hard to do short of having the perimeter of every airport lined with guard towers occupied by snipers or installing electric fences, moats, and/or mine fields.


Alligators for all!!!


Good ideas all around. Gators *and* moats. Put some pythons down as a second line of defense and for gator control. Put an electric fence behind that to control the pythons so you don't get snakes on a plane. Raise the airport use fee by $10 to pay for all this hoopla, or simply start a side business selling boots, belts and purses of, um, recycled former airport assets, that way it can finance itself :rotfl:
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:24 am

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Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:33 am

727200 wrote:
At DL, they go the extra mile to make your trip memorable.


And give you a good reason to take a video.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:31 am

@spinotter: You might need to rethink your request. Just to show you, let's change the situation slightly:

A man got onto the schoolyard at Hartsfield-Jackson International Highschool on Tuesday, authorities confirmed, and approached a school bus that had just arrived.

J.J., 19, allegedly scaled a fence at the school and ran onto an active bus lane, Atlanta police spokeswoman S.B. said.

He then approached the bus and began to pound on the windows, B. said.


If the intruder could approach the side of a driving school bus, think of what someone else with different intentions might be able to do. Schoolyard and bus lane boundary security needs to be strengthened.


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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:04 am

Bizarre, but not the first.Years ago we caught a guy driving around on a bag tug in his pajamas in the middle of the night. He said he was looking for his golf clubs.

Any guess on what type of plane it was? Had to be an RJ. I can't see anybody jumping up on a wing without a ladder for any other type.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:17 am

It was a MD88.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:20 am

He was using Apple Maps.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:54 pm

As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press...
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:15 pm

Yesterday was a weird day in our fair city.

- Weird naked guy at the airport
- Man set himself on fire at the capitol
- Contractor died in a freezer at the ballpark
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:35 pm

Maybe he didn't jump the fence...given what he was wearing, are the authorities sure he didn't step right off an NK flight?

Very odd story indeed. I hope this man gets the help that he clearly needs.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:06 pm

Atlwarrior wrote:
Yeah I’m sure some prisoner will appreciate his physique.

I had a similar thought. It's good that he takes such good care of his health, although in some ways apparently not...
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:07 pm

richierich wrote:
Maybe he didn't jump the fence...given what he was wearing, are the authorities sure he didn't step right off an NK flight?

Actually wearing only your underwear would almost certainly increase NK bag fee cost. More likely WN!
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:26 pm

Delta's slogan years ago was were ready when you are.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:26 pm

So people were filming as the man approached the aircraft but suddenly no one is filming when he supposedly climbs on to the wing and pounds on the windows?
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:27 pm

crownvic wrote:
As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press...


If you go to the liveatc.net “interesting recordings” section; you can listen to the actual report from the pilot.
 
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:29 pm

I mean, the flight originated in Florida and we all know the crazies that live there. Is anyone really that surprised?
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:34 pm

evank516 wrote:
I mean, the flight originated in Florida and we all know the crazies that live there. Is anyone really that surprised?


I don't think the crazy underwear guy came from the flight.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm

Ok. I've been pretty drunk in my lifetime, but never "hop an airport perimeter fence, run down a taxiing aircraft and climb on the wing wearing only my underwear" drunk. At least I wore socks and a t-shirt! :lol:
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:35 pm

crownvic wrote:
As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press...


https://youtu.be/0zob5vHSDNc

It's got the ATC recording with bits of video of the man
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:51 pm

Only at ATL !
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:02 pm

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Only at ATL !


Uh, yeah - sure then. Whatever fits your narrative.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/11/us/l ... index.html
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:07 pm

He probably misunderstood DEC position ad.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:40 pm

I'm still not buying the fact he jumped onto the wing and tried to open the door. Even though the pilots reported it in the ATC link I think the flight attendants were confused and relayed the wrong information to the pilots based on what the passengers saw.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Hey ... at least he was pretty hot lookin in them undies!
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:49 pm

ALTF4 wrote:
jackieman27 wrote:
Only at ATL !


Uh, yeah - sure then. Whatever fits your narrative.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/11/us/l ... index.html


I was only joking :) I realize this happens at other places
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:54 pm

I wear underwear every time I fly, mostly.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:52 pm

I question the climbing over the fence portion of the story - the quick shot of the fence shown in the video from the ATL news shows it topped with barbed wire and angled outward so how'd he climb it without getting cut up? I think he was already in the terminal or came off another flight. Just my :twocents:
He's lucky he just ended up getting arrested - seems like a good way to get yourself shot
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:01 pm

I'm also curious how he was able to climb up on the wing ?? That's not just a hop (unless its a CRJ200, which this flight from MIA would definitely NOT have been)!
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:19 pm

twaconnie wrote:
Delta's slogan years ago was were ready when you are.


No young person would understand it the way you wrote it

Here.

https://www.deltamuseum.org/exhibits/de ... nd/slogans
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:32 pm

I'm glad that the disruption was only "brief." :duck:
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:42 pm

DocLightning wrote:
I'm glad that the disruption was only "brief." :duck:

You, sir win the internet today :mrgreen:
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:38 pm

Atlwarrior wrote:
September11 wrote:
What, am I reading this story correctly? On side note, this man is in excellent physical shape! Must have played some basketball.


Yeah I’m sure some prisoner will appreciate his physique.


Are you sure you don't want to delete this cliché post?
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:20 pm

Update again from the AJC including the identity of the intruder

https://www.ajc.com/business/atlanta-ai ... aiuaCNI5H/
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:49 pm

Too bad he didn't do that in PHX today with a plane that had been on the ground an hour. Aero BBQ.
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:43 am

This is nothing compared to what happened in an episode of the "Flying Nun": the guest star was on "Up Up and Away" airlines and for some reason she decided to see him off in her own special way. So,as he was looking out of the window he saw her waving goodby to him and of course he couldn't believe his eyes...
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:03 am

Here's a picture taken by a passenger on the flight:

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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:38 am

Everyone, wait until the sun goes down, then go outside & look up. There it is, the FULL MOON ! ! ! :scared:
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:01 am

This is William Shatner, isn't he? "beam me up, Scotty!"
By the way,you are right, Full Moon at 12:53am Eastern time.
 
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:34 am

When in Atlanta...
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:03 pm

tys777 wrote:
crownvic wrote:
As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press...


https://youtu.be/0zob5vHSDNc

It's got the ATC recording with bits of video of the man


Are people actually watching the video? Assuming the photo/video/atc timing is correct, and reading what the pilots say:

1) he was a passenger who opened an overwing exit and got *off* the aircraft by walking on the wing
2) after running around for a bit, he changed his mind, came back and started banging on the fuselage *from the ground* to get back in.

I have no idea where everyone (including the YouTube poster) gets the idea that he either climbed the fence or climbed the wing!
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Re: Man in underwear climbs onto a DL plane wing at Atlanta

Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:41 pm

SomebodyInTLS wrote:
tys777 wrote:
crownvic wrote:
As crazy as this story is, I've yet to see any video of the individual climbing onto the wing and banging on the window?? If that's the case, then this bizarre event got over sensationalized by the press...


https://youtu.be/0zob5vHSDNc

It's got the ATC recording with bits of video of the man


Are people actually watching the video? Assuming the photo/video/atc timing is correct, and reading what the pilots say:

1) he was a passenger who opened an overwing exit and got *off* the aircraft by walking on the wing
2) after running around for a bit, he changed his mind, came back and started banging on the fuselage *from the ground* to get back in.

I have no idea where everyone (including the YouTube poster) gets the idea that he either climbed the fence or climbed the wing!


Watch the entire thing. Pilots change their story once they get more info from the FA

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