A prime candidate for the Darwin Awards
In an apparent rush to get to his destination, an impatient airline passenger decided to de-plane while the aircraft was still taxiing! American Airlines Flight 1343 had landed safely at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and was parked on the ramp while taxiing to the gate when a man hopped out of his seat, ran into […]
April 1, 2009
When the door opened, the 26-yearold poster boy for the disease known as Ã¢â‚¬ËœstupidityÃ¢â‚¬™, deployed the emergency slide and slid down the ramp and onto the ground below before calmly walking toward the terminal. Of course his dimwitted action delayed the rest of the passengers who had to wait while airline maintenance removed the slide from the MD-80 so that the aircraft could continue on to the gate.
He was detained a short time later by two American Airlines Fleet Service clerks and the police who arrested him before sending him to the hospital for a psychological examination. But maybe he wasnÃ¢â‚¬™t so crazy after all Ã¢â‚¬“ think of the cost savings for airlines if everybody de-planed immediately after landing, no need for expensive ground passenger services!