As much as I love Thailand, there’s no denying that Bangkok brings out the crazy in people. This was even the concept for a show a couple of years back, which was called “The Airport Of Smiles: Bangkok Airport.” I’m not sure that name really summed up the content of the show, as the show basically just featured drunk foreigners making fools of themselves (well, and some cute stories about the people who work at the airport).
So I’m not sure what exactly is going on with this latest incident at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, though it sure has me scratching my head.
Early this morning airport security staff were called over reports of a woman climbing onto the airport’s structural cables. She allegedly spent two hours climbing and dangling from cables. During that time the airport staff set up an inflatable bed below where she was climbing, in case she fell. And that’s exactly what happened. According to Thai Visa:
The woman, who was described as ‘foreign’ and aged between 20-30 refused to speak to rescue workers or give any explanation for the reasons behind her dangerous stunt.
Footage from the scene shows the woman lose her grip as she attempts to move from one cable to another, saved by the inflatable bed below.
Workpoint News reported that the woman, who still refused to talk to rescue workers, had tattoos of the 2014 Olympic rings on her wrists, leading some to speculate she was an Olympic gymnast.
Well, kudos to the airport staff for setting up a pad for her to fall on. This may have had a different ending if she fell on the floor instead.
(Tip of the hat to Michael)