Someone managed to record a portrait video in a bombed, depressurized plane


Yesterday a suspected bomber seemingly blew an explosive device on Flight D3159 out of Mogadishu, resulting in a depressurized cabin, falling oxygen masks, and ultimately an emergency landing back to the airport shortly after take-off. 

File this into the "you can't make that story up" cabinet, but the alleged bomb that went off apparently only tore a fairly small hole in the cabin, just enough for the eventual bomber to reportedly fall through to unknown destiny. What happened amidst all the brouhaha after the explosion when people rushed to the back of the plane to avoid the air suction coming in and out of the depressurized cabin? Why, a cell phone video, of course, and in our favorite portrait format at that. 

One Awale Kullane, Somalia's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, decided to start filming the festivities while the pilots were rushing the emergency landing, and the video that you see below ensued. Oh, the times we live in - no matter the gravity of the situation, there will always be someone with their finger on the virtual record button. Not that we are complaining - we've never seen a bombed, depressurized cabin from the inside before, and the passengers real reaction, after all - yet we are glad everything went as well as the situation allowed.


source: TheTelegraph

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24 Comments

1. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I guess in this type of situation is easier to film than help others, am dazzled.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Or maybe he was recording while others were assisting people who needed help? Just a thought.

14. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I would have dropped whatever I wa doing in order to help others, I'd have to be incapacitated before I ever not help another human being.

17. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

Maybe they werent needing any more help or they ask him to not go since hes a VIP? Just a thought.

18. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

There is never enough help, and unlike countries like India and their cast system, we are all equal human beings, just because he is in a leadership position doesn't mean he gets to do nothing.

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL....If you going to generalize an entire country under one definition at least learn to spell, kiddo. Its 'caste system', smart ass. I am pretty sure Americans never discriminated against dark-skinned people. Britain never created any colonies and made countries fought against each other, France is really welcoming of non-french speaking tourists and Europe overall is very welcoming to Syrian refuge. Get some education before making a sweeping statement with your half-baked knowledge! You're a pseudo-intellectual and a hypocrite. PS. Trust me you'd only be in the way of people who are actually trained to evacuate a flight in case of emergency. They are taught to ask for help in case they need one.

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I am a smart ass for not knowing how to spell? Haha, please give me a summary of what you said, don't feel like reading everything.

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Umm....yeah ! Smart ass for not knowing how to spell yet stupid enough to insult 1.2 billion. Anyway, you just proved my point. Have a nice day !

23. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's a new one, I always have known of smart ass being used in a more sarcastic manner, you sure you didn't mean 'analphabet'? Or even 'moron' Sure no problem about proving your point(whatever it was), g'day to you too

3. nenadmitrovic

Posts: 64; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Hats off to the pilot and crew

4. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

Damn, everyone seemed so calm.

8. buccob

Posts: 2974; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Due to the oxygen intake according to Fight Club's Tyler Durden... Tyler Durden: [pointing at an emergency instruction manual on a plane] You know why they put oxygen masks on planes? Narrator: So you can breathe. Tyler Durden: Oxygen gets you high. In a catastrophic emergency, you're taking giant panicked breaths. Suddenly you become euphoric, docile. You accept your fate. It's all right here. Emergency water landing - 600 miles an hour. Blank faces, calm as Hindu cows. Narrator: That's, um... That's an interesting theory. ;-)

10. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

LOL, thats a good response. That exact scene was on my mind when I watched the video.

15. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

seems legit :-/

24. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

But it actually doesn't really make you euphoric. Too much oxygen results in alkolosis which results in muscle pain, spasm and probably tetany. You would be shaking and cramping while doing that. Just saying ^^

5. Brewski

Posts: 710; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Why is this story on Phone Arena?

9. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I agree with u there.

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

see those tags (below main title) and you'll know the reason -_-

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Which is funny because as far as I can tell, nowhere is mentioned what phone he uses.

6. theo14461 unregistered

How in the heck can anyone smuggle of bomb on a plane?? I can't even bring a bottle of rum in my checked in baggage!

7. Busyboy

Posts: 732; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

This was in Somalia.

11. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Seems hollywood action movies are way off. Was expecting to see passengers clinging on sideways for dear life. Instead we get guy up front takes off headphones, "Hey did they turn up the a/c, it got breezy all of the sudden".

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I'm watching on an iphone5s. The video plays in full screen portrait for me.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31291; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Goodness gracious!

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