Plane's intercom 'hacked' by prankster who made orgasm noises for entire flight
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Hilarious viral footage shows the moment a plane’s intercom was ‘hacked’ by an anonymous prankster, who made ‘orgasm’ noises for the entire flight – much to the frustration of staff on board. Watch the clip here:
TikToker Emerson Collins (@emersoncollins1) shared the amusing proof of the ‘weirdest flight ever’, explaining how a random voice could be heard making some very strange noises over the intercom system.
“Someone on this flight seems to have broken into the intercom system, and continues to make a sound that is somewhere between an orgasm and vomiting,” he said.
A flight attendant could then be heard saying over the speakers: “Ladies and gentlemen, we realise there is an extremely irritating sound coming over the public announcement. The flight deck is trying to troubleshoot to try and turn it off, so please be patient with us. We know this is a very off anomaly, and none of us are enjoying it.”
Laughing to the camera, Collins said in an on-screen caption: “I was kind of enjoying it.”
Continuing to giggle, he asked: “Who is having a puke-yank?!”
Many other people on TikTok found the bizarre scenario equally amusing, with Collins telling one user that the incident had taken place on an American Airlines flight, and that, while he had seen reports of the same problem over on Twitter, there was ‘no real explanation yet’.
Indeed, another social media user described what sounded like incredibly similar scenes on an American Airlines flight from John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, tweeting earlier this week: "Currently on AA1631 and someone keeps hacking into the PA and making moaning and screaming sounds the flight attendants are standing by their phones because it isn’t them and the captain just came on and told us they don’t think the flight systems are compromised so we will finish the flight to DFW.”
"Currently on AA1631 and someone keeps hacking into the PA and making moaning and screaming sounds 😨 the flight attendants are standing by their phones because it isn’t them and the captain just came on and told us they don’t think the flight systems are compromised so we will..— 🇺🇦 JonNYC 🇺🇦 (@xJonNYC) September 18, 2022
The Twitter user also linked to FlightAware data for the journey, explaining how they had ‘ZERO idea’ of how the noises – which appeared intermittently all flight long - had happened.
They added: “I also feel the need to add that the ‘hacked into’ part is the part I'm having the most trouble with - it doesn't feel physically possible. At same time, cannot for the life of me figure out what the eventual explanation is gonna be.”
In a statement to LADbible, a spokesperson for American Airlines said there was no Wi-Fi component to its PA systems.
"The PA systems onboard our aircraft are hardwired and there is no external access," the statement said.
"Following the initial report, our maintenance team thoroughly inspected the aircraft and the PA system and determined the sounds were caused by a mechanical issue with the PA amplifier, which raises the volume of the PA system when the engines are running. Our team is reviewing the additional reports."