An Airplane Made an Emergency Landing Because a Charging Cell Phone Was Mistaken for a Bomb

OH MY GOD THERE'S A BOMB ON THE PLANE. That's what one passenger on board thought when he saw a cell phone being charged inside the airplane bathroom. The plane, headed for America, had to make an emergency landing in Dublin, Ireland to deal with the "bomb".

When the pilot made the emergency landing, officers quickly boarded the plane to investigate the "bomb". What they found instead was a cell phone, wrapped in its own charging cable, plugged into the electric outlet inside the bathroom. What kind of person charges a phone inside an airplane bathroom? Airplane bathrooms are soulless places—no bigger than a coffin, no better than a Porta-Potty, no more private than pooping behind cardboard. You do not put valuable items in that godforsaken room. You handle your business, get out and never come back.

The Boeing 767 had originated from Instanbul, Turkey with 208 passengers on board. The phone was presumably returned to its rightful owner who was then, I'm hoping and imagining here, promptly ostracized and ridiculed for being such a dummy*

*Of course, the silly person who didn't realize it was just a charging cellphone is a dummy too. Though I won't blame that person because everyone's on high alert about the b-word when they're on a plane. You saw something, so you said something. Good on you. [Sun Sentinel]