10 Weird Things People Have Seen While In Airplanes

Being 30,000 feet above earth can be quite the experience. Weird things can also happen.

1. Rubber Flapping Against the Wing

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A thrill-seeker aboard a British Airways B747 flight departing from Heathrow Airport was in for a shocking surprise during takeoff. As the plane ascended, the adventurer noticed a black object flapping against the wing, initially mistaking it for a bird. To their horror, the object turned out to be a long piece of rubber that continued to grow in size. Eventually, the rubber ripped off the wing and landed in a nearby residential area, raising concerns about the airline's maintenance standards.

2. The Bathroom Sink Infested With Bugs

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An intrepid explorer on a Bangladeshi Airlines flight from Thailand to Nepal stumbled upon a disturbing sight in the bathroom sink – a massive infestation of around 1,000 waterbugs. The abundance of creepy crawlies took aback the wanderlust, and couldn't shake off the unease throughout the rest of the flight. The airline's response to this unsettling incident remains unknown.

3. Plane Loses Power on Takeoff

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A daring adventurer recounted a heart-stopping incident on a flight where the plane unexpectedly lost power just before takeoff. The lights went out, the engines shut down, and the aircraft stood on the runway for several agonizing minutes. However, the power miraculously returned, and the plane taxied to a different tarmac. The pilot then announced that there had been a “small technical glitch,” and the flight was ready for takeoff. Despite the initial terror, the rest of the journey was smooth sailing.

4. Stewardess Takes Down Kid on Rampage

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An intrepid traveler on a flight from Amsterdam to New York had a startling encounter with a naughty child running up and down the aisles, trying to bite fellow passengers. Luckily, a quick-thinking flight attendant sprang into action, blocking the child's path with the refreshments cart just as they reached the end of the aisle. The stewardess calmly reprimanded the child, and the incident was defused. The traveler suspected the child's behavior was deliberate and couldn't help but be impressed by the stewardess's swift response.

5. Thunderstorm Turbulence

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As the wanderer woke up to a thunderstorm outside their airplane window, they were jolted by the captain's voice crackling through the intercom, warning of impending turbulence. The lightning bolts they saw were an otherworldly purple hue, adding to the surreal experience. The plane shook violently as they soared through the storm, making for an incredibly hair-raising flight.

6. Endless Annoying Call Button

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A businessman on a flight encountered an annoying situation when the “call” button above the seat behind him malfunctioned with 1.5 hours of the journey still to go. The sound of the constant “ding, ding, ding” ringing from the button filled the cabin, frustrating everyone onboard.

7. Mid-flight Screaming

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On a long-haul flight from London to Hong Kong, a teenage girl let out a piercing scream in the middle of the night, sending fear and shockwaves through the plane. Given the timing of the incident, just after 9/11, the passengers were on edge, wondering if there was another threat. After a brief investigation, it was revealed that the girl had a nightmare, and it was just a false alarm. However, the incident left everyone feeling uneasy for the remainder of the flight.

8. Smoke on the Wing

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During a flight from Fort Worth to San Diego, the captain made an announcement that sent shivers down the spine of every passenger. “Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. If you all look towards the plane's left wing, you can see a large amount of smoke,” he said. The passengers were left feeling anxious and afraid, fearing the worst. But after a long pause, the captain continued, “There seem to be some pretty bad wildfires going on down in Palm Springs due to the lack of rainfall this week.” Realizing that they were not in immediate danger, the passengers breathed a sigh of relief.

9. The Flying Shark Attack

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An adventurer shared an extraordinary experience of witnessing a gigantic shark leaping through the air while on a flight. The next thing they remembered was waking up in a hospital bed. The details surrounding the incident were vague, but it left a lasting impact on the individual, who couldn't believe what they had seen.

10. Tragic Mid-flight Emergency

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During a flight, a retiree had a heart attack a few rows ahead of a passenger. Despite the flight attendants' attempts to help, there wasn't enough room to assist him from his seat. Eventually, they moved him to the center aisle, where he lay motionless while they continued to perform CPR. The atmosphere in the cabin was somber, with the sound of people crying and the man's abdomen swelling as he struggled to breathe. Unfortunately, the heart attack proved fatal, and the rest of the flight was marked by loss and sadness.

“Normal For Boomers In The 80s And Taboo Today” 10 Unacceptable Things Boomers Did That Would Never Happen Now

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The society in which you live today has some specific norms. If you compare it to the Boomers' generation, you'll realize that you can't do everything that they did in their time. There are many things baby boomers enjoyed as a part of their childhood.

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Gen Z or Gen Alpha can't even imagine doing those things, as it is way unacceptable in this era. Here are a few things Baby Boomers got away with but is a common thing today:

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