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MartynSinclair – first thing I noticed when I saw the pix was the baggage!

You may remember I was caught up in that evacuation on-stand of a BA 747 at Cape Town in May 2014 (slides not deployed). As Mrs TOH and myself were on the upper deck, we had a grandstand view of what was being prepared and I told her to grab her handbag and sling it round her, and I made sure I had my passport and wallet/cards.

The crew was amazing – we all got off very fast, but one thing I will never forget is the gaggle of three or found young ladies, just inside the jetway, who stopped to wait for their friend and caused a bottleneck. I came up, put my mouth close to the ear of one, and bellowed:


as loudly as I could. She gave me a shocked look, and then (to her credit) realised what she was doing, and they all scuttled away.

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