Auntie Activates Emergency Slide, Delays Flight 2 Hours

By Angus Stewart, March 29, 2016

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If your hunger for bizarre incidents involving Mainland Chinese travelers has not been satiated by this, this or this, then here is a new incident just for you.

A 50-year-old auntie flying from Chongqing to Shenzhen got so fed up of waiting for the bathroom that she turned around and began searching for an alternate door. This was her first time flying, so it’s likely she was feeling rather stressed. Unfortunately the door she settled on was not a door, but an emergency exit.

Perhaps this is beginning to sound familiar.

The auntie tried to open the door, which activated the emergency slide outside. Fortunately the plane was still situated on the Chongqing runway when this happened, which is in itself not entirely unfamiliar.

The upshot of all this was that the flight was delayed for two hours and fifteen minutes, and the auntie was taken away for questioning after having her boarding pass and passport confiscated.

[Image via Mingpao]

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