American Airlines flight AA1090 from Miami to Chicago O’Hare diverted to Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday when a can of soda was spilled in the economy cabin on a power outlet.
American blamed a passenger for the incident.
“A passenger spilled a soda on an electrical item in the main cabin. Our highly trained crew quickly reacted, and resolved the issue. Out of abundance of caution, the crew made the decision to divert to JAX,” he said. He discredited reports of smoke in the cockpit.
The passenger, though, sticks up for himself.
[P]assenger Preston Wake doesn’t remember it happening that way.
Wake, 43, said he was seated in row 7 on the flight taking him home to Chicago when a flight attendant fumbled a soft drink and inadvertently drenched him.
“I can’t really tell you how far it went, but I was soaked,” said Wake. “I had to change my clothes and everything.”
The next thing he knew, Wake said the crew was preparing to land in Jacksonville.
American Airlines finally has a plan to put seat power in the legacy US Airways ‘basket of deplorables’ aircraft. Since this is the management team that decided to remove seat power from planes that used to have it when America West took over US Airways, there’s a little small part of me that wonders if the whole thing wasn’t contrived to begin building the case not to make this investment.
(HT: Ken A.)