If you're a nervous flier, you might want to do yourself a favour and not watch this video. OK, don't say I didn't warn you. One passenger on-board a flight has filmed the moment he discovered that his window frame had come loose, while thousands of feet in the air.
I love the way he pats in into place at the end. Credit: Viral Hog
There's surprisingly little screaming in that clip, isn't there? I can assure you that would not be the case if I had made that discovery. That fella is so chilled out.
In the clip, you can see the man pull the entire window frame loose from the panel. He uploaded the clip with the title: 'Should I be concerned?' as well as writing: "It was a low-cost airline (30 dollars). The window was totally off its frame. I found it funny and recorded the video with my cellphone."
I'm not sure if would have found it funny, to be honest, watching the clip is enough to freak me out.
And others clearly felt the same with commenters on the clip telling him that he should have alerted staff.
However, according to experts, the poster didn't need to be concerned.
He said: "It's just a superficial liner that helps protect the actual window. I admit that it looks embarrassing and unprofessional, but there's no safety risk."
This was seconded by the chief executive of the UK Flight Safety Committee Dai Whittingham, who told the paper: "This is definitely not a safety concern, it is simply a piece of loose cabin trim. The internal window is there to protect the main glass from scratches and it cuts down some of the internal noise as well as providing an element of thermal insulation.
"The external window is fixed to the hull and sealed with a gasket so that the interior of the aircraft can be pressurised, so this loose trim will have had no effect at all apart from not looking particularly neat and tidy."
Source: Daily Mail