Watch: passenger opens a tiny plane window to take a photo, camera flies right out

Feb 16, 2017

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Watch: passenger opens a tiny plane window to take a photo, camera flies right out

Feb 16, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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When you fly by airplane, bringing the camera with you is a must. How else would you capture magnificent aerial scenes on such height? But would you ever say you could lose a camera through an airplane window? I thought it was impossible, but then I saw this video. It’s only a bit heartbreaking, but most of all – it’s pretty hilarious.

After I stopped laughing, I tried to figure out what on Earth exactly happened here. I suppose the passenger didn’t count on the pressure and air flow. So, he casually took the camera and held it with four fingers. I hold the camera strap around my wrist even while taking photos in the street, so I’m amazed that this guy didn’t do it in a situation like this.

It’s a bit heartbreaking that he lost the camera in a matter of seconds, but I suppose that’s the price you pay for not being cautious. I think he also realized that, considering his “Meh, screw it” hand movement at the end of the video. But hey, who knows, maybe he serves as an inspiration for a new sequel of “The Gods Must Be Crazy”. I’d sure love to see that.

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12 responses to “Watch: passenger opens a tiny plane window to take a photo, camera flies right out”

  1. Christopher Gould Avatar
    Christopher Gould

    Never known aircraft Windows to open!!!! Have you?

    1. Dunja Đuđić Avatar
      Dunja Đuđić

      There are tiny holes in airplane windows for pressure regulation. But I didn’t know something like this existed, neither. And if anyone knows what it is for, I’d appreciate if they shared the info. :)

      1. Jimmy Harris Avatar
        Jimmy Harris

        It serves the same purpose as the windows on a car. It can get really hot in those planes, especially on the ground (they often don’t have air conditioning), so those windows come in really handy. Pressurization isn’t really an issue for the altitude most of these smaller planes typically cruise at. Most of them have tiny windows or canopies that you can crack open to get some air circulating in the cockpit. Some planes (especially during the WWI era) don’t even have canopies. It’s all just one big open window!

        1. Dunja0712 Avatar
          Dunja0712

          I assumed pressurization isn’t much of an issue in these airplanes, as they don’t fly as high as huge passenger airplanes. Bit I didn’t know about the big open windows, wow! :)

    2. Mike Perry Avatar
      Mike Perry

      It’s small private plane, like a Cesna. Not meant to travel at hights where oxygen and pressure would be a problem

  2. Andrea Shuck Avatar
    Andrea Shuck

    In the video it’s a small aircraft (not a commercial jet as the photo leads you to believe), and the window did indeed have a small hatch that opens and closes.

    1. Jameson Clifton Avatar
      Jameson Clifton

      Exactly. Much lower altitude. “Opening a window” on a pressurized commercial airline would have pretty serious consequences ?

      1. Dunja0712 Avatar
        Dunja0712

        This reminded me of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. :)
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xqrdtJs8w

  3. W Douglas LeBlanc Avatar
    W Douglas LeBlanc

    Hope it didn’t bean anyone when it hit ground. It looked as if it was a compact point and shoot.

  4. BetterRockHill Avatar
    BetterRockHill

    If they thought the Coke bottle was from the gods I don’t know what they would think of the camera. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/45acd99766a23a3f70640c9014190f8230047e65ca67f61876f53c1f1d015e3e.jpg

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      I’d sure love to see that. Imagine them taking a selfie. :)

  5. Brian Menin Avatar
    Brian Menin

    The first time I flew in a (doorless) helicopter, I leaned out to take a photo. Stick your head out a car window at 80MPH if you want to know what it was like. In the air, it’s difficult to grasp how fast you’re really going.