Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

Woman jumps out of moving plane at Houston airport after opening emergency exit

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

Woman jumps out of moving plane at Houston airport after opening emergency exit

Old 30th Nov 2016, 10:54
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: UK.
Posts: 4,391
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Late for a date?

Woman jumps out of moving plane at Houston airport after opening emergency exit | London Evening Standard

A lady on this flight just opened the door and jumped out of the plane!
p.s. Don't try this at home. Hazards: Fall off wing. Minced by fan. Run over by main gear. Sectioned by psych.
Basil is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 11:04
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 131
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Probably a compo claim. Wait for her filing a lawsuit as the airline and aircraft manufacturer did not make it impossible for her to open the emergency exit. Also a sub claim for injuries sustained as she fell off the wing stating that the wing was at a dangerous height with no railings.
LiveryMan is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 13:30
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Athens, Greece
Age: 68
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Woman jumps out of moving plane at Houston airport after opening emergency exit

So much for the " please remain in your seats until the a/c has come to a complete stop " announcements!


Woman jumps out of moving plane at Houston airport after opening emergency exit | London Evening Standard
JCA-55 is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 14:17
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Texas
Age: 64
Posts: 6,752
Received 129 Likes on 78 Posts
Did she take her carry-on luggage with her?
Lonewolf_50 is online now  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 14:50
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: last time I looked I was still here.
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
According to CNN the woman was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
She was not charged.


A/C in flight, but did she endanger the safety of the a/c or its pax? If yes = charged; if not = up to airline.
Surely they could get something on her, if only to stop other muppets for doing the same. It must have cost the airline some time penalty. Was this an up&over hatch or the throw it away type? If the latter then the airport could get her for littering the runway/taxiway. I wonder how many pax are going to sue her for trauma & stress caused by watching an attempted suicide. "I was so terrified I can not fly anymore, and my job requires it. This'll cost me a fortune in salary or shrink bills. How many U$ squllions can I get?"
RAT 5 is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 15:01
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,257
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
RAT_5 often people are not charged if an investigation uncovers a bonafide medical / psychological issue which might have triggered the behavior.

In other cases, disruptive passengers are not charged criminally but are instead imposed administrative fines by the regulator. These cases are usually settled out of court.
peekay4 is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 20:59
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Lossy city
Posts: 58
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
737-700, has the gullwing window exits I believe. Easy to put back into position, no litter.
triploss is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 21:10
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: EU
Posts: 640
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wow, look at her walking closely past that engine
She has no idea that this engine is, more then any other due to its low position, an notorious big vacuum cleaner that has unfortunately taken life before.
Probably doesn't realize how close that was..
golfyankeesierra is offline  
Old 30th Nov 2016, 22:31
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Age: 58
Posts: 1,878
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
She was certainly very fortunate not to be seriously injured (or worse).

Do we have any idea of the rationale?
atakacs is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 03:14
  #10 (permalink)  

Bottums Up
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: dunnunda
Age: 66
Posts: 3,440
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Given the laws in various countries around the world that make many, many, human activities illegal. Such as murder, rape, theft, assault, etc. etc., it's a wonder that anyone perpetrates a crime these days because all these laws are so successful in dissuading people from breaking said law. Hey!
Capt Claret is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 11:34
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Hertfordshire
Posts: 15
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
HOUSTON - The woman who jumped out of a plane while it was taxiing at Bush Intercontinental Airport won't face charges, police said.

Prosecutors said the woman is undergoing psychological tests after her jump that startled passengers on board United Airlines, Flight 1892.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZWjNSYQbpE

I would expect that United may refuse her further service and claim for the 1 hour delay.
Design Engineer is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 12:33
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 15,424
Received 111 Likes on 60 Posts
Judging from this clip

VIDEO: Woman jumps out of plane at Houston airport | KXAN.com

the aircraft had stopped short of the gate, at which point the woman appears to have jumped from the rear of the wing then walked under it towards the terminal, passing next to the No 2 engine en route.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 19:54
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 241
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"Surely they could get something on her, if only to stop other muppets for doing the same."
There's really no point.

The threat of punishment works as a deterrent against people who are making some kind of rational assessment of the risks versus benefits of taking some action.

Imposing criminal penalties on crazy people for doing crazy things, does nothing to deter other crazy people; by definition crazy people are not really considering the consequences of their actions.

I guarantee you that the possibility of punishment did not in the slightest enter into the decision process (if you want to call it that) that led this person to open the emergency exit.
Gauges and Dials is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 20:54
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: EU
Posts: 640
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts

Screenshot from the video.
To close for comfort!
Attached Images
golfyankeesierra is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 21:01
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Reading, UK
Posts: 15,424
Received 111 Likes on 60 Posts
Out of interest, is there any annunciation on the flight deck when an emergency exit is opened ?

If not, and power had been applied to resume taxying onto the stand, the outcome might have been very different.
DaveReidUK is offline  
Old 1st Dec 2016, 21:28
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,257
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Out of interest, is there any annunciation on the flight deck when an emergency exit is opened ?
An open emergency exit door should trigger a Master Caution with "DOORS" annunciation, and the corresponding door's warning light illuminated on the overhead panel.
peekay4 is offline  
Old 2nd Dec 2016, 00:26
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
As for the woman running near the #2 engine. I am a retired pilot from a major airline in the USA. Unless the ramp was contaminated or MEL factors had to be considered, we would shut down the #2 engine during taxi so the ramp guys could expedite the baggage offload. Wheel chairs and baby strollers etc.
oyster cracker is offline  
Old 2nd Dec 2016, 07:45
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Botswana
Posts: 887
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Ah that's alright then!
RexBanner is offline  
Old 2nd Dec 2016, 13:39
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: last time I looked I was still here.
Posts: 4,507
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
we would shut down the #2 engine during taxi so the ramp guys could expedite the baggage offload. Wheel chairs and baby strollers etc.

Hope you slowed down to less than walking speed. Baggage arrived at the gate before the pax.
RAT 5 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.