Airplane Window Pane Comes Off in Passenger’s Hands
Just a quick warning here...if you're a white-knuckled flier like I am, this story might not be the thing you should be looking at if you're planning on flying anytime soon.
The fun began when a passenger, flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil, decided he'd try to record his plane's takeoff on a routine flight from Rio de Janeiro.
From Fox News:
Eduardo Caram tried to attach a GoPro—a lightweight, mountable camera mainly used for filming extreme stunts—to an aircraft window to film a point-of-view of take off outside his window when the entire plastic pane and frame came off in his hands.
Now, admittedly, I'm not an aviation expert. But, even I know...that can't be a good thing.
Caram immediately notified an airline attendant but the staff member assured him that the plastic covering was just on the inside and the glass window remained fully intact. And when asked in the comments below the video if there was any issue aboard the flight after the window malfunction, the passenger reported no delays.
What, me worry? That's just the inside thingamajig! Don't worry, the real window, the one that keeps you from being sucked out, is just fine.
“The flight occurred normally. I talked to the flight attendant and he said there was no problem because it is only a protection,” Caram commented in the post. The frequent flier has posted dozens of clips featuring passenger POV airplane landings and takeoffs to his YouTube page.
Speaking of his YouTube page:
Excuse me, flight attendant? Who do I talk to about getting a Xanax drip going?