An air passenger has been detained in China after allegedly attempting to smash open a plane window at 30,000 feet.
The 29-year-old woman had drunk two bottles of super-strength spirits on her own due to emotional stress before boarding the domestic flight, according to police.
One window cracked, and the Airbus A320 had to make an emergency landing as a result of the mid-flight fiasco.
Oh heavens no. This is the stuff that literal nightmares are made out of.
There aren't too many things in life that puzzle me quite like the urge for people to act like assholes on airplanes. There are just far too many examples for me to think otherwise. Fighting over seat positioning, armrest battles, standing up and screaming that you have coronavirus, wild bathroom accusations. You name it, it happens. I'm not exactly sure as to why people wait until they're zipping around in a metal tube at ridiculous speeds, 30,000 feet in the air as their time to shine as the biggest dickhead but it needs to stop. Immediately.
The biggest assholes of the bunch, however, are easily the ones who force emergency landings.
The cabin crew had to carry out an emergency landing about halfway into the five-hour journey after Ms Li 'suddenly 'lost control of her emotion' and started punching the window next to her seat.
An image released by police shows the damaged plane window with multiple cracks on the surface.
The plane safely touched down in Zhengzhou of Henan province. Police said no one was harmed during the process.
Ms Li has been detained on suspicion of damaging public transportation.
I get wanting to get loaded before a plane ride. Intoxication and plane rides is a combination that's as old as time. It honestly makes sense that you'd want something that would alter your state of mind as you literally ascend past the clouds. It's a fucking wild concept to think about so it's only natural that you'd want to numb the senses before you go up in the air.
That being said, there have been hundreds - arguably even thousands - of people who have gotten drunk/high/etc in order to cope with travel and haven't tried breaking a window on the plane. Just an outstanding number of people who have managed to not cause the biggest scene of all time, unlike this woman.
When I say this is nightmare fuel, I mean it. Being on this flight must have been the absolute worst. I don't think there is anything I'd want to do less than have to make an emergency landing because some lady went full Tyson's Punch-Out on her window. Just fucking relax lady.
I think I'd rather be stuck on a non-stop twelve-hour flight rather than a six-hour flight that had to be stopped because somebody couldn't keep their cool. Only because you don't have to deal with all of the bullshit that I can assume comes with an emergency landing like this. It only makes you wonder why this woman went into a fit.
The woman allegedly resorted to alcohol to deal with her relationship problems after being ditched by her partner.
Ah jeez. The perfect excuse to turn your window into a punching bag! Reading that this all boils down to relationship problems honestly makes me even angrier. Only because I see this story through the eyes of the other passengers. Those people must be FURIOUS. Rightfully so, they just had to make an emergency landing because of this girl and her reason behind it is that she got dumped?!?! Garbáge.
How about you go listen to a sad song or some shit, NOT ruin a flight for everyone. It's one thing if someone just got too drunk and caused a scene like so but to do it all over a failed relationship just makes it worse somehow. Just deal with your relationship problems like a normal person.
It remains unclear what type of punishment she would face, but such offence could result in a jail sentence between three to ten years, according to Chinese laws.
This is something that you just have no other choice but to hand her the max sentence. I don't make the rules, I just follow them. I feel 10 years is more than fair considering the hardship and inconvenience she bestowed upon the passengers of that flight. Fair is fair.
PS - this must've been the worst wake up of all time. Hangover, news articles, jail, no boyfriend. The whole nine. Just the thought of it all makes me feel a little bad for her.