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(Telegraph)   If you're stupid enough to deliberately stand in the jet wash of a plane, be prepared to be blown away   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2012-04-09 10:28:02 PM  
Ridin' high I got tears in my eyes
You know you got to go through hell
Before you get to heaven.
 
2012-04-09 10:30:42 PM  
I'm Jenny Knoxville and I am going to strand behind a plane taking off........
 
2012-04-09 10:32:04 PM  

sumida sublight: Hardly looked like she was the only one doing it, just that she was the only one to get videoed face-planting into a concrete barrier.

I'd be willing to bet there are dumb-asses lining up at the fence for every jet that takes off.


There are people who travel to St. Maarten just to sit on this sliver of beach and watch the arriving and departing aircraft. It's the aviation-geek Mecca.
 
2012-04-09 10:32:06 PM  

Lone Stranger: Ridin' high I got tears in my eyes
You know you got to go through hell
Before you get to heaven.


;)
 
2012-04-09 10:32:58 PM  
Whar poet?

Here.
 
2012-04-09 10:38:56 PM  
I like how the guy was standing with her ran off leaving her at the fence.

Man: don't worry babe, I'll hold on to you.
Women: oh you're so brave!
(Jet engine starts up)
Man: oh shiat I'm out of here!
Women: hold on tight... hey where did you... (SLAM!)
 
2012-04-09 10:46:25 PM  

Jimmyboy: Wish we could have seen more of the little ass in the bikini running to help her.


I wish I could see any of it--the video won't play for me.

95629: Even if you don't get injuries from falling over, having one unlucky piece of gravel hit you in the right spot doing a couple hundred miles an hour could kill you. Even more likely would be losing an eye or a pretty scarring injury.

Freaking morons


Yeah, I would think people playing that game could generally judge the wind but flying debris is another matter.

moike: 95629: Even if you don't get injuries from falling over, having one unlucky piece of gravel hit you in the right spot doing a couple hundred miles an hour could kill you. Even more likely would be losing an eye or a pretty scarring injury.

Freaking morons

Nah... wouldn't happen. I've had gravel and chunks of rubber hit me square in the throat at near 200mph speeds before. And aside from a nasty welt for a few days, no real damage done.


Not throat, eye.
 
2012-04-09 10:49:33 PM  
I was just here a couple months ago with probably 5X the people holding onto the fence with a 747 take-off. Hilarious.

upload.wikimedia.org

/hot
//got the pic on a t-shirt
 
2012-04-09 10:50:43 PM  

soupbone: That sand hitting them at that speed had to hurt like hell.


Not to mention that they're all deaf now. Freaking idiots.

I know, at least half of you would do it too.
 
2012-04-09 10:51:24 PM  

moike: 95629: Even if you don't get injuries from falling over, having one unlucky piece of gravel hit you in the right spot doing a couple hundred miles an hour could kill you. Even more likely would be losing an eye or a pretty scarring injury.

Freaking morons

Nah... wouldn't happen. I've had gravel and chunks of rubber hit me square in the throat at near 200mph speeds before. And aside from a nasty welt for a few days, no real damage done.



That's easy for you to say.
 
2012-04-09 10:52:06 PM  
www.therobotspajamas.com
 
2012-04-09 10:56:30 PM  
The right way...

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-04-09 10:59:02 PM  
img9.imageshack.us

DAT ASS
 
2012-04-09 11:05:06 PM  
You know I read it in a magaZEEEEEEN
 
2012-04-09 11:08:24 PM  

largedon: Wish I could watch it but no video available on the iPhone. Really can't wait to get rid of this thing.


Aw, poor you for not understanding how to use technology you've purchased. That's OK, racecar drivers blame their equipment too.
 
2012-04-09 11:11:12 PM  

Big Ramifications: badgerb: wildcardjack: I've seen landings with that beach, but I haven't seen a takeoff next to that beach.

That was not a Learjet... Any idea how large that aircraft was?

Noooooooo!!!!!
You will get the aviation crowd in here.
I hate the smell of narcissists in the morning.
~
Ha ha. Funny. They were particularly painful post 9-11.

I had to OWN a few of them who reckoned it really was a plane that hit the Pentagon. They didn't like being PWNED by a N00B.



I see what you did there.
 
2012-04-09 11:12:07 PM  
static.rcgroups.net

Mythbusters did it
 
2012-04-09 11:22:50 PM  
From what I can tell, it looks like a 777. The tail has that pinched flat shape to it and the angles of the fuselage look right for a 777. It's not a 340, 767 or 747 as those tails have a more rounded shape. It's too big to be a 330, 757, or 737.
 
2012-04-09 11:24:16 PM  
In my (much) younger days I surfed at Dockweiler Beach just off LAX a couple times. After a couple hours of listening to the damn noise I would get a screaming headache.

For what it's worth, that's as close as I ever care to get to an accelerating jet unless I'm inside the damn thing, and even then it was too close for me.

stoopid is as stoopid does
 
2012-04-09 11:24:57 PM  

sumida sublight: Hardly looked like she was the only one doing it, just that she was the only one to get videoed face-planting into a concrete barrier.

I'd be willing to bet there are dumb-asses lining up at the fence for every jet that takes off.


Well, considering this was featured on the Travel Channel a few years back, I'd say you're probably correct.
 
2012-04-09 11:25:42 PM  

Minarets: From what I can tell, it looks like a 777. The tail has that pinched flat shape to it and the angles of the fuselage look right for a 777. It's not a 340, 767 or 747 as those tails have a more rounded shape. It's too big to be a 330, 757, or 737.


From what I can tell, you are either an idiot or a troll.

/it was an A320
 
2012-04-09 11:30:25 PM  

Minarets: The tail has that pinched flat shape to it and the angles...

...those tails have a more rounded shape.

It's too big to be a...


The plane, not dat ass.
 
2012-04-09 11:30:27 PM  

clear_prop: Minarets: From what I can tell, it looks like a 777. The tail has that pinched flat shape to it and the angles of the fuselage look right for a 777. It's not a 340, 767 or 747 as those tails have a more rounded shape. It's too big to be a 330, 757, or 737.

From what I can tell, you are either an idiot or a troll.

/it was an A320


I was gonna say, definately not a 777. For starters, that isn't a 777 tail and its WAY too low to the ground.
 
2012-04-09 11:37:28 PM  

clear_prop: Minarets: From what I can tell, it looks like a 777. The tail has that pinched flat shape to it and the angles of the fuselage look right for a 777. It's not a 340, 767 or 747 as those tails have a more rounded shape. It's too big to be a 330, 757, or 737.

From what I can tell, you are either an idiot or a troll.

/it was an A320


It was clearly an F-14 you blathering idiot.
 
2012-04-09 11:38:31 PM  

Penoatle: Reminds me of Pushing Tin. God I love this movie:

Link (new window)


Haven't seen that one in awhile, but yeah it's entertaining enough. Angelina's boobs are shown in that movie, iirc. 3 thumbs up!
 
2012-04-09 11:45:49 PM  
On one hand, it is stupid that there isn't some type of barrier so people can't get that close to commercial aircraft engines.

On the other, it is stupid that there should have to be.

Evidently, some people are so stupid that they need to be physically prevented from standing directly behind a commercial aircraft taking off. Enough people that they felt it necessary to put up signage warning people of imminent injury or death. Perhaps they thought, "Nobody is too stupid to stand right here. Still, on the outside chance that there are even a few people that stupid, we ought to put up some signs."

Aaah! Stupidity everywhere! Help!

"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." -- FZ
 
2012-04-09 11:48:44 PM  
Some years ago, I remember a story of a hospital that didn't have its own helicopter pad and on occasion would have a helicopter land in the street during emergencies. They asked the old lady that lived on the other side of the street why she never complained. She said since the hospital started using the helicopter, she hasn't had to rake her lawn.
 
2012-04-09 11:53:34 PM  

sumida sublight: Hardly looked like she was the only one doing it, just that she was the only one to get videoed face-planting into a concrete barrier.

I'd be willing to bet there are dumb-asses lining up at the fence for every jet that takes off.


There are. Evidently it's one of the highlights of going to St. Martin's. (Source: TLC's "The World's Most Dangerous Airports") The planes coming in to the airport are literally ten feet above the beach; and idiots of all descriptions line up along that fence to get hit by the jet wash.

Why there isn't a blast wall or some kind of screen there to prevent that nonsense I haven't heard. Maybe because people would climb over the fence to stand there anyway? Because nobody's actually died yet? It's a mystery.
 
2012-04-09 11:53:39 PM  
Swimming in the surf or having sex on the beach is one thing.

That woman will go to her grave with at least a double fistful of sand distributed throughout her body in places it will never be found.
 
2012-04-09 11:57:22 PM  

largedon: Wish I could watch it but no video available on the iPhone. Really can't wait to get rid of this thing.


The iPhone's popularity killed further development of mobile Flash, so eventually all mobile devices will stop playing Flash and websites will have to change their videos to a different format. It's already idiotic for any site to be incompatible with iPhones and iPads.
 
2012-04-09 11:58:02 PM  
They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.
 
2012-04-10 12:11:19 AM  

Gyrfalcon: There are. Evidently it's one of the highlights of going to St. Martin's. (Source: TLC's "The World's Most Dangerous Airports") The planes coming in to the airport are literally ten feet above the beach; and idiots of all descriptions line up along that fence to get hit by the jet wash.

Why there isn't a blast wall or some kind of screen there to prevent that nonsense I haven't heard. Maybe because people would climb over the fence to stand there anyway? Because nobody's actually died yet? It's a mystery.


Getting blasted into the ocean is a tourist draw, and since it isn't America, the idiots can't sue.
 
2012-04-10 12:14:38 AM  
Seems to be popular (new window)

Geniuses in this one (new window) had loungers and an umbrella set up in the wash, seemingly unintentionally
 
2012-04-10 12:20:47 AM  

Animatronik: They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.


They need to take down the fence so the idiots can get closer.
 
2012-04-10 12:21:41 AM  
Back in ye olde days before the TSA, media folks were allowed relative freedom to go out onto the tarmac and shoot video of planes coming and going.

I positioned myself in a location that I figured would give me a good vantage point to shoot video of a jet taxiing for take off.

The stream of very hot, kerosene smelling air streamed into my area as the jet's engine swept its arc on the taxi way. I quickly realized I was in trouble but it was too late. No place to go because I was surrounded on 2 sides by cyclone fence.

What I failed to realize was that after the plane taxied into position for take off I would be in direct line of its jet wash WHEN it took off.

Pilot fired up his engines for take off. My about 80 lbs of video gear and myself got plastered against the fence by the VERY hot, smelly jet wash.

No bikini babe to rescue my butt.

csb
 
2012-04-10 12:23:30 AM  

Animatronik: They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.


Don't bother idiot-proofing; the universe just makes a better idiot.
 
2012-04-10 12:24:35 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Animatronik: They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.

They need to take down the fence so the idiots can get closer.


Buster 49: Back in ye olde days before the TSA, media folks were allowed relative freedom to go out onto the tarmac and shoot video of planes coming and going.

I positioned myself in a location that I figured would give me a good vantage point to shoot video of a jet taxiing for take off.

The stream of very hot, kerosene smelling air streamed into my area as the jet's engine swept its arc on the taxi way. I quickly realized I was in trouble but it was too late. No place to go because I was surrounded on 2 sides by cyclone fence.

What I failed to realize was that after the plane taxied into position for take off I would be in direct line of its jet wash WHEN it took off.

Pilot fired up his engines for take off. My about 80 lbs of video gear and myself got plastered against the fence by the VERY hot, smelly jet wash.

No bikini babe to rescue my butt.

csb


Hmmmm.......
 
2012-04-10 12:30:06 AM  

Gyrfalcon: TwowheelinTim: Animatronik: They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.

They need to take down the fence so the idiots can get closer.

Buster 49: Back in ye olde days before the TSA, media folks were allowed relative freedom to go out onto the tarmac and shoot video of planes coming and going.

I positioned myself in a location that I figured would give me a good vantage point to shoot video of a jet taxiing for take off.

The stream of very hot, kerosene smelling air streamed into my area as the jet's engine swept its arc on the taxi way. I quickly realized I was in trouble but it was too late. No place to go because I was surrounded on 2 sides by cyclone fence.

What I failed to realize was that after the plane taxied into position for take off I would be in direct line of its jet wash WHEN it took off.

Pilot fired up his engines for take off. My about 80 lbs of video gear and myself got plastered against the fence by the VERY hot, smelly jet wash.

No bikini babe to rescue my butt.

csb

Hmmmm.......


Oh, come on now, Darwin and all that. We need to cull the herd somehow. It may as well be entertaining. Have you not seen "Idiocracy"? Ow My Balls!
 
2012-04-10 12:36:33 AM  

Rodeodoc:

That's easy for you to say.


Leaves a nice big welt... seems to only happen when I'm tailing the F1 in front of me and the ground effect is kicking crap up off the track into the cockpit. We call them, 'Speed Hickies'.

farm3.staticflickr.com

farm4.staticflickr.com

farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-04-10 12:50:58 AM  

Porktropolis: I like how the guy was standing with her ran off leaving her at the fence.

Man: don't worry babe, I'll hold on to you.
Women: oh you're so brave!
(Jet engine starts up)
Man: oh shiat I'm out of here!
Women: hold on tight... hey where did you... (SLAM!)


I tried it with IE and the video worked. It looks like the guy realized it was too much and let go, the gal hung on anyway until she was blown off into that wall.
 
2012-04-10 12:52:05 AM  

Nem Wan: largedon: Wish I could watch it but no video available on the iPhone. Really can't wait to get rid of this thing.

The iPhone's popularity killed further development of mobile Flash, so eventually all mobile devices will stop playing Flash and websites will have to change their videos to a different format. It's already idiotic for any site to be incompatible with iPhones and iPads.


Oh god no, You know how bad QuickTime or any apple software runs on anything not made by apple? And the phone thing depends on the country, nobody is buying IPhones here anymore, they cost more, are slower and don't work as a phone as well as HTC, Samsung or Motorola phones, give it a couple years and apple will lose their lead.
 
2012-04-10 12:59:48 AM  

Mambo Bananapatch: On one hand, it is stupid that there isn't some type of barrier so people can't get that close to commercial aircraft engines.

On the other, it is stupid that there should have to be.

Evidently, some people are so stupid that they need to be physically prevented from standing directly behind a commercial aircraft taking off. Enough people that they felt it necessary to put up signage warning people of imminent injury or death. Perhaps they thought, "Nobody is too stupid to stand right here. Still, on the outside chance that there are even a few people that stupid, we ought to put up some signs."

Aaah! Stupidity everywhere! Help!



This. I always find it refreshing to leave the country and visit places that don't feel compelled to protect the average idiot on the street from hurting themself in every way imaginable. It's almost like... expecting people to be responsible for their actions? Fark the people who would have every path in Yosemite lined on both sides with 8' unscalable security fences, so that they don't accidentally climb over a lower guardrail and tumble over Yosemite falls because they were too busy posing for their friend's camera phone. My 14-month-old shows more self-preservation than these vacuous genetic rejects. It's appalling that they're able to file lawsuits. This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2012-04-10 01:06:10 AM  
What the hell did I JUST say, not two days ago, about auto-playing videos...

Anyway she's lucky she didn't become road pizza.
 
2012-04-10 01:25:39 AM  

Big Ramifications: badgerb: wildcardjack: I've seen landings with that beach, but I haven't seen a takeoff next to that beach.

That was not a Learjet... Any idea how large that aircraft was?

Noooooooo!!!!!
You will get the aviation crowd in here.
I hate the smell of narcissists in the morning.
~
Ha ha. Funny. They were particularly painful post 9-11.

I had to OWN a few of them who reckoned it really was a plane that hit the Pentagon. They didn't like being PWNED by a N00B.

Navy dude sucked into A-6 Intruder jet engine intake and lives - including a hilarious shot of him in a sling and wrapped in bandages like something out of a Loony Toons cartoon.


Hey thanks or the non-popping link you total farkhole!
 
2012-04-10 01:27:00 AM  

BigNumber12: Mambo Bananapatch: On one hand, it is stupid that there isn't some type of barrier so people can't get that close to commercial aircraft engines.

On the other, it is stupid that there should have to be.

Evidently, some people are so stupid that they need to be physically prevented from standing directly behind a commercial aircraft taking off. Enough people that they felt it necessary to put up signage warning people of imminent injury or death. Perhaps they thought, "Nobody is too stupid to stand right here. Still, on the outside chance that there are even a few people that stupid, we ought to put up some signs."

Aaah! Stupidity everywhere! Help!


This. I always find it refreshing to leave the country and visit places that don't feel compelled to protect the average idiot on the street from hurting themself in every way imaginable. It's almost like... expecting people to be responsible for their actions? Fark the people who would have every path in Yosemite lined on both sides with 8' unscalable security fences, so that they don't accidentally climb over a lower guardrail and tumble over Yosemite falls because they were too busy posing for their friend's camera phone. My 14-month-old shows more self-preservation than these vacuous genetic rejects. It's appalling that they're able to file lawsuits. This is why we can't have nice things.


"Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe." -- FZ

montreuxmusic.com
 
2012-04-10 01:28:02 AM  

BigNumber12: Mambo Bananapatch: On one hand, it is stupid that there isn't some type of barrier so people can't get that close to commercial aircraft engines.

On the other, it is stupid that there should have to be.

Evidently, some people are so stupid that they need to be physically prevented from standing directly behind a commercial aircraft taking off. Enough people that they felt it necessary to put up signage warning people of imminent injury or death. Perhaps they thought, "Nobody is too stupid to stand right here. Still, on the outside chance that there are even a few people that stupid, we ought to put up some signs."

Aaah! Stupidity everywhere! Help!


This. I always find it refreshing to leave the country and visit places that don't feel compelled to protect the average idiot on the street from hurting themself in every way imaginable. It's almost like... expecting people to be responsible for their actions? Fark the people who would have every path in Yosemite lined on both sides with 8' unscalable security fences, so that they don't accidentally climb over a lower guardrail and tumble over Yosemite falls because they were too busy posing for their friend's camera phone. My 14-month-old shows more self-preservation than these vacuous genetic rejects. It's appalling that they're able to file lawsuits. This is why we can't have nice things.


When I was in Ireland, one of the places I visited were the cliffs of Moher. I was taking pictures, even though it wasn't one of the three or so days out of the whole year when the weather is suitable for postcard photography, and I'm gradually inching closer and closer to the edge, the only thought in my mind composition and my eye firmly fixed to viewfinder, when I feel empty space under the front half of my foot. If I had been stepping instead of inching, I may well have walked right off the goddamn cliff.

Once I stopped shaking I reflected upon my stupidity and swore to myself I'd be a hell of a lot more careful in the future.
 
2012-04-10 01:31:17 AM  

lack of warmth: Some years ago, I remember a story of a hospital that didn't have its own helicopter pad and on occasion would have a helicopter land in the street during emergencies. They asked the old lady that lived on the other side of the street why she never complained. She said since the hospital started using the helicopter, she hasn't had to rake her lawn.


Heh... I bet that's why the local hospital hasn't had any complaints about their street-level helipad, either. That and the empty church to the side, and four lane 'highway' directly in front of it. Mostly they probably don't use it a whole lot, until teenagers get into a wreck with multiple casualties every summer...
 
2012-04-10 02:07:43 AM  
nice thing is that there was no damage to her brain------because she lacks one
 
2012-04-10 02:18:16 AM  
Standing in that jet wash is high sport at that airport.

/tinnitus flight 1034 is now boarding
 
2012-04-10 02:28:57 AM  

TwowheelinTim: Gyrfalcon: TwowheelinTim: Animatronik: They need to put up a blast wall to make the airport more idiot-proof.

They need to take down the fence so the idiots can get closer.

Buster 49: Back in ye olde days before the TSA, media folks were allowed relative freedom to go out onto the tarmac and shoot video of planes coming and going.

I positioned myself in a location that I figured would give me a good vantage point to shoot video of a jet taxiing for take off.

The stream of very hot, kerosene smelling air streamed into my area as the jet's engine swept its arc on the taxi way. I quickly realized I was in trouble but it was too late. No place to go because I was surrounded on 2 sides by cyclone fence.

What I failed to realize was that after the plane taxied into position for take off I would be in direct line of its jet wash WHEN it took off.

Pilot fired up his engines for take off. My about 80 lbs of video gear and myself got plastered against the fence by the VERY hot, smelly jet wash.

No bikini babe to rescue my butt.

csb

Hmmmm.......

Oh, come on now, Darwin and all that. We need to cull the herd somehow. It may as well be entertaining. Have you not seen "Idiocracy"? Ow My Balls!


It was pretty entertaining. That out-take (along with a lot of my swearing) ended up on the company xmas reel. There were also some choice words for the idiot producer who demanded the shots, which is why I was there in the first place.
 
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