Stupid Guy Waited For A Low Approaching Aircraft To Show Off-Should He Face Jail Time?
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Not to sound like grumpy old men, but we feel like the older we get, the less tolerant we’ve become of stupidity. Sorry, that’s what life apparently does to you. There’s just no time for it.
Having said that, this vacationer is just the pinnacle of stupidity in our opinion.
By the looks of it, this video was taken at Sint Maarten in the Carribean. We’ve seen plenty of videos from there because being a small island, the incoming planes are just feet from the beach as that’s where the runway starts. People are always lining up on the beach to get buzzed and take pictures, but this guy took it to the next level. He threw up an object (some sort of ball) up in the air. It floated over the whole length of the plane with a big possibility of getting sucked into the engines.
Now, we know these engines can mow through much more than just a ball, but at this crucial part of the flight, the approach, a sudden change in engine thrust can be catastrophic. What if the ball broke off a fan blade if it hit at just the right angle? Sure, there are a lot of “shoulda, coulda, wouldas” here but man, why take a stupid chance like that?
Also, according to comments on this video, the public has sentenced this guy to 25 to life. Not that it matters what people on the internet say, but there is a general consensus here. Even if nothing happened, playing stupid games with hundreds of other people’s lives is just irresponsible. Period.