Parsnip Totin Jack Posted October 19, 2017 Share #1 Posted October 19, 2017 Most of us have flown in the past and everyone has that one incident that they will never forget. I used to travel a lot for my job. Not extended trips other than overseas flights but one or two nights away from home, two or three times a month. One trip I was flying from DC to Jacksonville FL. It was springtime and thunderstorms are common that time of year. There was a bad cell right over Jacksonville as we approached from the west. The plane was shaking all over and would drop, rise, and pitch left to right as the pilot fought the effect of the wind. The passengers were mostly white knuckled as we prayed silently for a safe landing. I was in the aisle seat of the last row. Not a good place to be in turbulent weather as the effects of the movement are exaggerated. The guy in the window seat to my right was dressed nattily, suit, tie and spiffy dress shoes. We dropped lower as we approached the airport but conditions weren't right for the pilot and as we were over the runway but too high to touch down, he pulled up and away from the airport. He announced that he didn't feel comfortable on that approach and was going to circle around to try again. It took about 15 minutes to come around again and this time he nailed it but it was not a comfortable landing as we were moving left, right, left, right, BANG. Hit the Tarmac hard and braked hard to slow the plane. Whew, a collective sigh of relief could be felt and tension was released by over 60 people. In the seat ahead of suit-man was a little boy, maybe 7 or 8 years old. I could see home thru the gap between the seats. I was watching for his reaction and he seemed unfazed by the event until he leaned over the gap between the seats and vomited. Ooh nasty. I watch the purge drip down to the floor and realized that my seat mate was unaware of what just happened and if he stretched out his feet he'd need a shoe shine at the airport. Being helpful I leaned over and told him what occurred and that he might want to be careful. A panicked expression on his face turned to horror and he bolted up the aisle for the exit before we had even arrived at the gate. I believe he was successfully the first one off the plane. any stories? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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