He sat down, took off his shoes and socks, and tried to climb the wing of the plane.
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This article has been translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors can occur due to this process.
Who would do that? An achievement that James Bond, The Avengers or any other science fiction figure could very well do. However, this is real life, and this man tried to get into the wing of a plane that was about to take off. After attempting his extraordinary performance, he was arrested.
This happened on Saturday at an airport in Las Vegas. The plane was from Alaska Airlines. Flight 1367 from Las Vegas to Portland was preparing to take off from McCarran International Airport when the pilot sees a person approaching the vehicle. Then he notified the control tower, the airline said in a statement.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and airport officials arrested the man, according to CNN.
FRIEND: Um, that just happened in Vegas.
What am I?
FRIEND: Send video. We're sure, aren't we?
Thoughts: How the hell did he get on the ramp? pic.twitter.com/zYcmxN1r4V
– the first Lo-el (@limadeltaflies) December 13th 2020
The passengers captured the scene on video from the windows. In some of them, the subject in question is shown sitting and walking along the wing. Then he takes off his shoes and socks before attempting to climb the wing of the Boeing 737. You can also see him screaming, but the passengers couldn't hear what he was saying.
I just saw WTH … #alaskaairlines # alaskaflight1367 # lasvegas # lasvegasairport pic.twitter.com/vdXsDrrU44
– ErinInWA (@ErinInWA) December 13, 2020
Later, when the man saw the police arrive, he slid down the wing and fell to the ground. He was rushed to a hospital and later transferred to Clark County Jail. The detainee is charged with trespassing and disturbing public security. According to various witnesses on networks, the entire scene lasted about 45 minutes.
Of course, the plane was unable to fly so after the incident the plane returned to the gate for a full inspection.
This good man was arrested for getting on the wing of an airplane in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/noh0K5wJ2r
– ASHTAR SHERAN. (@toni__peregrin) December 13, 2020
According to the airline's website, the flight was scheduled to depart at 12:30 p.m., but the incident delayed it until it left at 4:48 p.m.
It is not yet known if the man had a reason to assemble an airplane wing or if it has not yet been released. However, there are theories by the police that they think he has a mental illness. According to ABC News, the subject was identified as 41-year-old Alejandro Carlson.
It's certainly one of the strangest things we've seen this year, and that's a lot to say in 2020.