If you’re a nervous flyer then you know it doesn’t take much to get your heart racing as you hurtle through the air in a giant metal tube 30,000 ft above sea level – dear God, flying is unnatural.
However, even the most seasoned of travellers would feel a nervous prickle if they turned round and saw someone watching one of the worst air disasters of all time, wouldn’t they?
Well, that’s exactly what happened to one passenger who spotted a man watching footage of the 9/11 terror attack as their plane taxied to the runway.
Is it bad though that I’m such a pedantic bastard and scaredy-cat when it comes to flying, that I’d be more concerned about someone using their phone during take off than the disturbing content he’s watching.
All I’m saying is that the pilots give us instructions for a reason, not for personal fun.
Unless, of course, this guy downloaded the video to his phone to watch it on the plane, which adds a whole new dimension of disturbing to an already awful situation.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.