Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Passenger Activates Emergency Chute to Get Screaming Child Off Plane

Picture the scene: You're on a long flight and there's a screaming child in the row in front of you. You try drowning it out by blasting Slayer through your headphones, but there's something about that high-pitched wail that manages to filter through even the loudest thrash metal band. Suddenly, you realize that you're in the emergency exit row. If you just pull that handle, one quick shove would solve all your problems...

That's exactly the type of thinking that got 29 year-old Le Van Thuan into trouble. After a tedious, scream-filled flight to Ho Chi Minh City, he figured he would get the offending youngster off the plane as quickly as possible. Activating the emergency slide, he offered the child and its mother a special early-exit pass.

Shockingly, the child's mother declined Thuan's offer, and rather than receive a commendation for his out-of-the-box thinking, he was slapped with a $720 fine.

Some people just don't know a good idea when it whips them and their screaming offspring out of a pressurized high-altitude cabin.

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After three Valiums, Todd finally managed to take his hand off the emergency exit handle

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