Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation whereby you were ignorant about how something works or mistook it for a different functionality but refused to ask those around?
It happened to an unnamed passenger who was onboard a flight which caused several hours of delay. What did he do? He mistakenly opened the emergency exit door thinking it was a toilet moments before the plane took off.
Reports from the UK media indicated the lady passenger engaged the L5 door at the rear of the aircraft thinking it would lead to an adjacent bathroom. The slight mishap from the passenger ended up costing the Pakistan International Airlines flight 702 seven hours.
According to a spokesperson, the incident happened when the fasten seat belts signs were on, although all passengers were confirmed safe. As a result, the flight, which was scheduled to depart Manchester at 9:20 pm on Friday, landed more than seven hours late at 4.10pm on Saturday afternoon.
A UK-Pakistani flight was subjected to mass delays after a passenger inadvertently opened the emergency exit door thinking it was a toilet. pic.twitter.com/2UuYpLRNvO
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After the emergency exit was activated, all passengers had to be evacuated from the plane as it was not fit to fly till 5:00 am the following morning. The PK702 was not the only one affected as the delayed flight scheduled filtered down to other flights and the UK airport had to issue a statement on the same.
“We regret the delay of PK702, caused due to a passenger opening the emergency door. We strongly urge passengers to follow security instructions as such mishaps result in inconvenience of hundreds of other passengers,” the airport said in a statement.
I Deserve More Ballon D’Or Awards Than Messi : Ronaldo
Portugese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo who has a world’s best player (Ballon d’Or) awards tie with Lionel Messi, has stated that he deserves more awards than the Argentinian player.
Ronaldo expressed how eager he was to finish with at least one more trophy than Messi as he sat for an interview with Piers Morgan on Britain’s ITV on Tuesday, September 17.
“I would love [more], and I think I deserve it,” the Juventus forward told ITV’s Piers Morgan in an interview.
The 34-year-old said, “Messi’s in the history of football – but I think I have to have six or seven or eight to be above him,” hinting that retirement is not in his plans anytime soon.
The superstar footballer also said he considers himself the best footballer in the world even if football fans think otherwise.
“I’m sure I’m in the history of football for what I have done and what I’m continuing to do, but one of the best players in history,” the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star said.
“For me, the number one in history, but for some fans, if the number one is another one and I’m second, it doesn’t matter. I know I’m in the history of football as one of the greatest ever,” he added.
He reiterated that he’s not friends with Messi but added that they have a good relationship.
“My relationship with him is, we are not friends, but we have shared this stage for 15 years. I have a good relationship with him and I know that he has pushed me to be a better player and I have pushed him to be a better player as well,” Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo has been locked in a head-to-head battle with the Argentinian maestro for more than a decade. They currently find themselves tied with five Ballon d’Ors each.
School Fire Kills At Least 26 Children And Two Teachers In Liberia
At least 26 children and two teachers have been killed after a fire broke out at a Koranic boarding school near the Liberian capital Monrovia on Tuesday night, the president’s office said on Wednesday, September 18.
Emergency services had told President George Weah 28 people had died, his spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP, as the president visited the site in Paynesville, on the outskirts of the capital.
“The kids were learning the Koran when the fire broke out,” police spokesman Moses Carter said. “The cause is not known yet.”
Confirming the sad news on Twitter, President George Weah wrote: ‘My prayers go out to the families of the children that died last night in Paynesville City; as a result of a deadly fire that engulfed their school building. This is a tough time for the families of the victims and all of Liberia. Deepest condolences go out to the bereaved
Families and the entire Islamic Community. May God strengthen them and give them the courage to persevere. Let’s continue to keep the families in our prayers.’
Cristiano Ronaldo Is Searching For A Woman Called ‘Edna’ And Two Others Who Gave Him Burgers When He Was A Poor Kid
Superstar footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo is searching for a mystery woman named ‘Edna’ and two other staff of McDonald’s, who gave him burgers when he was a poor kid in Portugal.
The 34-year-old Juventus striker disclosed this during his in-depth interview with Piers Morgan on ITV.
The former Real Madrid star said he used to beg for burgers from three McDonald’s staff on the island of Madeira when he was a poor kid.
Ronaldo, who is now rated among the five richest footballers in the world is hoping to track down the women who helped him during his time of need.
“We were a little hungry. We have a McDonald’s next to the stadium, we knocked on the door and asked if they had any burgers,” he said on ITV.
“There was always Edna and two other girls. I never found them again.”
The McDonalds restaurant is now closed but Ronaldo wants to find Edna so he can “give something back” following her selfless gesture to him.
“I asked people in Portugal, they closed the McDonalds, but if this interview can help find them, I would be so happy,” he added.
“I want to invite them to Turin or Lisbon to come to have dinner with me because I want to give something back.”
See his full quote below.
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