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Flight delayed as man climbs onto wing of 737 at Las Vegas

Old 13th Dec 2020, 15:59
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Flight delayed as man climbs onto wing of 737 at Las Vegas

CNN reporting that Alaska Airlines flight 1437 delayed for approx 4hrs after a man scaled the perimeter fence at McCarran and climbed onto the wing of a 737

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/12/12/u...ody/index.html

Wouldn't have thought it that easy to climb up, but he managed it.

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Old 13th Dec 2020, 16:08
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So much for "Airport Security".
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The MAX comes equipped with it's own ladder....
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Well at least the winglets seem to be quite solidly affixed...
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Here’s video of the event. He took quite a fall. Looks like the police use the EE on the wing to go out after him. Crazy.

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One more - shows LE exiting the aircraft EE.

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He eh, seems awfully attracted to that winglet.
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wing jumping seems to be a bit of an attraction.


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Alaskan appears to have been holding here for an 8L departure:



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It's the hand/arm...
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The MAX comes equipped with it's own ladder....
Kinda brave to climb up there with the engines running...
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 18:50
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Such a strange thing to attempt. What was the purpose?
I can only speculate the poor individual is not all quite there. The systems in place should have stopped such an occurrance.
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Perhaps the aftermath bad night at the gaming tables.
I hope the gentleman gets the medical treatment he needs.
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I know that many people found lockdown scary and hard to deal with, but this just takes things to the next level. Poor guy apparently needs specialist help. Nobody in their right mind would do anything like that. It's the exact sort of illogical thing which a person in severely disturbed mental health would attempt without being able to give any rationale for it when questioned.
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Old 13th Dec 2020, 21:53
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Kinda brave to climb up there with the engines running...
They saw him approaching and shut down.

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Originally Posted by flyfan View Post
Kinda brave to climb up there with the engines running...
I am not entirely convinced that he was considering this particular issue at the time....
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'Tis a fine line indeed, between bravery and stupidity. I think I'll go with stupidity with respect to this incident.
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What is the weight limit of the end of the wing? Ie How many humans can stand on the end?
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We could find out. Maybe make an event out of it.
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I'm sure a fair few could
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