Severe turbulence on Seoul –> Dallas flight looks like fun

via FORT WORTH – Passengers on an American Airlines jet were forced to land in Japan after severe turbulence struck the plane shortly after it took off from Seoul, South Korea, CBS DFW reports. The airplane was heading toward DFW International Airport, and Dallas attorney Marc Stanley called it his worst flight ever. Stanley took a new plane to get back home, but was able to give a first-hand account of the experience. “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life,” he said. “I fly all the time, usually you can adjust.” Stanley recorded video of the turbulence on the plane, and it shows serving carts falling down, belongings being tossed around and dishes shattering. “There was this big drop,” Stanley stated, “and food and plates and service materials, my iPhone and everything just started flying all over the place.”

Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Didn’t even watch the video. Truth is, flying is just a numbers game, same as driving or anything else where there’s a remote risk of something bad happening. If you do it enough, chances are you’re going to have some scary / nightmarish experiences. I haven’t been through turbulence so bad that dishes are frisbee-ing through the air looking to decapitate people, but we’ve all had that “oh shit, this is it” moment at some point. The worst thing that’s ever happened to me was waking up during landing thinking I was in DC but the plane had rerouted to Pittsburgh because of a storm. Had to stay in the airport overnight. Pittsburgh. Woof.