What’s your worst fear? If you said dying in a fiery roasting inferno as your plane plummets from 50,000 feet in the air and the Mexican lady next to you is screaming about “purgatorio,” probably you’re better off not watching this clip. Somehow, amazingly, an airplane crash can be averted without all of the pieces of the plane being attached.
Footage from this Airbus 320 of a man holding the window panel that has apparently broken off in his hand is less than reassuring — especially considering I will be on an airplane tomorrow. Even less reassuring is that the stewardess allegedly assured the man that the plane didn’t need all of its parts to function safely.
Eduardo Caram, the passenger who made the unsettling discovery, wrote in the comment section that the stewardess assured him the window plate was only “for protection.” So even without that piece in place, the plane still took off and went places that weren’t a flaming hole in the earth.
I would take it as a sort of “Final Destination” warning personally, but then, I take everything as a Final Destination warning. Corner breaks off my Pop Tart? I go to my Doomsday Shelter. Song I don’t like on the radio? I go to my Doomsday Shelter. Plane crashes into my Doomsday Shelter? I’m probably on it.
It’s like Rodney Dangerfield once said: “This morning I put on my shirt, a button popped off. I picked up my briefcase, the handle fell off. I’m afraid to go to the bathroom.”