11 of the Craziest Things to Ever Happen on an Airplane
SELMA BLAIR WAS REMOVED FROM HER FLIGHT AFTER A MID-AIR OUTBURST
The American Crime Story actress was rushed to a hospital after being removed from her return flight from Cancun, Mexico – where she'd just vacationed with her 4-year-old son Arthur and the toddler's father, Jason Bleick – following an outburst that came from mixing alcohol with medication. "I made a big mistake," the actress wrote in a statement to Vanity Fair, apologizing for the incident.
WOMAN GAVE BIRTH ON PLANE, NAMED HER BABY AFTER THE AIRLINE
The parents aboard a Jetstar Asia flight from Singapore to Myanmar decided to name their baby son – who was born on the plane, thanks to the help of three doctors who came forward – Saw Jet Star.
OLIVIA MUNN WORKED OUT
Um, excuse me? Now we have to feel bad about not exercising when we're on a plane, the only time we didn't feel bad about not exercising? Not fair.
FRENCH ACTOR GéRARD DEPARDIEU PEED IN THE AISLE OF A PLANE
When you've gotta go, you've gotta go – and the Golden Globe winner really had to go. The legendary French actor couldn't wait to use the airplane's toilet facilities while on a flight from Paris to Dublin, so Depardieu chose to urinate in the aisle in front of fellow passengers. "As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one our planes this morning," the airline jokingly wrote on Twitter.
JETBLUE PILOT HAD A MID-AIR MELTDOWN
In 2012, a JetBlue Airways pilot had to be locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot after yelling and acting unruly, causing the plane to make an emergency landing. Apparently, the pilot was shouting, "Oh my god! I'm so distraught! We've got Israel, we've got Iraq!"
FLIGHT ATTENDANT CURSED OVER THE LOUDSPEAKER, EXITS VIA THE EMERGENCY CHUTE
Steven Slater achieved legend status when, according to police reports, he cursed out a passenger, grabbed a few beers, abandoned the plane using its emergency chute, then called it a day. Apparently the 39-year-old flight attendant was fed up with a passenger who refused to apologize for allegedly hitting him on the head while retrieving luggage from the overhead bin.
BARBRA STREISAND'S DOG BIT A FLIGHT ATTENDANT
The singer was headed to Washington, D.C. on a private jet when her 12-year old dog, Samantha, bit a flight attendant, who then had to get stitches. But honestly, being able to tell the story of getting bit by Barbra Streisand's dog makes an injury worth it.
BRAWL BROKE OUT OVER CRYING BABY
The mother of a crying baby and two other women passengers started fighting after the pair of passengers would not stop griping about the infant's shrieks. It got so intense that the pilot threatened to turn back and make an emergency landing.
PILOT PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND – IN THE AIR
Talk about getting swept off your feet! Alaska Airlines flight attendant Brandy Hollenbeck had flown from Seattle to Juneau many times before, but on one life-changing flight, her pilot boyfriend, Eric Greener, was hiding in the flight deck jump seat. Once the flight was in the air, Greener began addressing the cabin over the intercom, telling the story of how they met. "We hit it off, I got her number and I met the woman of my dreams at 34,000 feet. So I figure it's time to continue our lives at 34,000 feet," he said before appearing at the end of the aisle, where he proposed.
FLIGHT ATTENDANT DID COMEDY ROUTINE, WENT VIRAL
A SouthWest Airlines flight attendant had her passengers rolling in the aisles with her irreverent take on the traditional in-flight safety demonstration. "Position your seat belt tight and low across your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra," Marty Cobb began. The routine only got better from there, as Cobb cracked jokes about annoying babies, airplane life jackets and the chances of the cabin experiencing a loss of pressure.
ALEC BALDWIN REFUSED TO STOP PLAYING WORDS WITH FRIENDS
We get it; phone games are compelling. But not so compelling that you shouldn't turn off your phone when the people in charge of the plane tell you to. Baldwin's defense:a"We sat at the gate, not moving." American Airlines' defense: "When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off."