In light of this puzzling law, providing parachutes to passenger may actually create the emergencies. (Photo: REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko)
In Canada, it is forbidden for a pilot to allow passengers to jump out of or into a plane mid-flight if they don’t have a parachute on them.
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What happens if they do have one though?
Well then, surprise, surprise, it seems to be allowed as long as the pilot approves it.
The law reads:
“No pilot-in-command of an aircraft shall permit a person to enter or leave the aircraft during flight unless. . . (a) the person leaves for the purpose of making a parachute descent”.
This little law nugget is brought to you by the Canadian Aviation Regulations.
Does that mean that a pilot could actually allow a passenger on a commercial flight to get out of their seat, strap on their parachute, open the door, yell “Geronimo” and jump out of the plane during flight?
Here’s another question: how does a person enter a plane in the middle of a flight?
It seems that these aviation laws assume that some people can defy gravity, or else they think people have super sky-diving abilities like this man.
This strange law even had York Regional Police
scratching their heads:
Luckily, most commercial airlines do not provide parachutes for passengers who want to leave in the middle of a flight but some people are arguing that parachutes should be provided in case of emergencies.
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In light of this puzzling law, providing parachutes to passenger may actually create the emergencies.