A woman flying from the US to Mexico while standing on her head was one of the more normal events in North American skies in recent days – other incidents being considerably more serious.
The upside-down woman, flying from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, was in fact performing elaborate yoga poses in her seat. A fellow passenger said she continued for 20 minutes, as shown in the brief video below, until she was asked to stop.
That’s one way of preventing in-flight DVT.
Passengers on a Westjet flight from Toronto to Edmonton around the same time had a scarier encounter when a man wearing a backpack walked from the back of the plane to the front a couple of times, telling the flight attendant each time that he needed to get off the plane while it was still in the air.
“He definitely wanted to get out of that plane, he definitely wanted to die,” a passenger told CTV News.
The man ended up having to be subdued and handcuffed until landing. A passenger called Steven Kelly related reports that the man had spent the first three hours of the flight praying, and had called others aboard “non-believers”.
Meanwhile, a man was arrested after causing a disturbance on an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle-Tacoma by attempting to open one of the plane’s rear doors.
The passenger, aged in his 20s, was reported to be behaving erratically and speaking gibberish before trying to force open the door.
The flight made an emergency diversion to Minneapolis-St. Paul, where police handcuffed him on arrival and escorted him away.
After determining that the man was a danger to himself, police took him to a local hospital.
Written by Peter Needham