A JetBlue flight attendant seemed to have bit of a meltdown recently.
After a confrontation with another passenger, Steven Slater pulled the emergency exit chute and slid down it armed with a crate of beer.
He was later arrested at his home facing charges of reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
The incident occurred after flight 1052 from Pittsburgh landed at JFK and was taxied to terminal five. Slater reportedly gave repeated orders to a passenger to sit down as he tried to access the over head luggage storage whilst the plain was in motion.
Slater annoyance then turned to anger as the passenger failed to apologise after hitting him in the head with a piece of baggage.
Slater then reacted to this using the aircrafts intercom system to curse and swear at other passengers.
This was at the point where Slater made his dramatic exit, which would have seemed heroic if the plain had been in an emergency or if he hadn’t slid down with beer in tow.
Slater has been an employee of JetBlue since 2008.
But what possessed this experienced attendant to have such a foolish outburst?
By Alastair Clark from Dulwich College currently on work experience with Flightglobal