Pigeons are sneaky bastards. I’ve said it from the start. I haven’t for a long time – especially not since I woke up to one of these feathered freaks sitting on the floor of my student accommodation bedroom floor. Right next to my bed.
What happened next will haunt me for the rest of my days. And watching one of them fly around an airplane cabin is giving me some seriously traumatic flashbacks.
That’s right, these bloody birds decided to hitch a ride on a plane.
An Ahmedabad-Jaipur flight in India was set for take-off when a passenger opened an overhead storage bin to find two stow-aways. In video footage that has since gone viral, one of the pigeons is seen flying up and down the aisle as crew members and passengers duck to avoid it.
UGH no. The sound of the wings haunts me.
Wonder why a pigeon would need to board a flight when it can fly for free!
Absolutely crazy scenes in the @goairlinesindia as 2 pigeons were found inside the plane. #viral #ViralVideos #pigeon #ICYMI @AAI_Official pic.twitter.com/oHI1eujZAm
— Dhanraj Nathwani (@DhanrajNathwani) February 29, 2020
I’m not a celebrity, but get me the heck out of there.
Do you see that man so casually reach up to try and grab it?! NOPE.
How were the flight crew so damn calm? Truly, amazing.
GoAir, the company that inadvertently owns the plane that was harboring the fugitives, has apologised for the incident. They “regret [the] inconvenience caused to passengers” and have made a request to airport authorities “to get rid of this menace”.
I agree, piss those pigeons right off.
lazy ass pigeons go fly on your own
— Saurabh (@BunbitaOhoho) February 29, 2020
So, thanks, birds for making an even more anxiety-filled experience even more stressful.
This latest pigeon-coup – that’s a right, a coup, it’s a hostile takeover (and a pun) – just affirms my distrust in these beady-eyed, bobby-headed, slappy-flappy-winged shitting shits.
Image Sources: Twitter (Dhanraj Nathwani).