So there you are on a plane, just minding your own business before takeoff, when all of a sudden you look out the window and notice a hole in the engine. (Either that or a freaked-out passenger in the back of the plane spots it and starts screaming.) What would you do?
Well, that exact thing happened on a Transaero flight from Moscow to Siberia when a passenger spied what seemed to be a hole in the engine and reported it to the crew, reports The Australian. The flight was delayed for two hours while the report was checked out; the hole was determined to be a missing inspection panel and the plane was cleared for takeoff.
That wasn’t good enough for 27 panicked passengers on the plane, who opted to take themselves off the flight. The plane did go on without them, and landed safely.