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Passengers On Hellish Grounded Flight Band Together, Sing R. Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 12, 2013

Rather than whinging and complaining about a situation that was obviously out of everyone’s control, passengers on Allegiant Airlines Flight 592 have teamed together to battle the shitty conditions they had found themselves in and found solace in the most appropriate of bonding music, R. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly.

We’ve all been there – waiting on the runway for the plane to take off, with no apparent reason for the landing gear to still be down. But 7 hours sitting on the tarmac can do strange things to people. It can do even stranger things when there’s no air conditioning, rising temperatures, no food or drink and your fellow passengers are getting nosebleeds and vomiting around you.

For surely the first time in aviation history, though, those afflicted didn’t lose their cool. Fortunately, someone happened to bring some portable speakers and, by the sounds of things, luckily hadn’t updated his iTunes library in several years.

When the opening strains of R. Kelly’s most famous jam kicked in, passengers revelled in the delicious congruity of their situation, breaking out into song. The track came on with surprising volume, with some oddballs randomly knowing the words to the verse, and the majority of passengers interjecting for the chorus. Hand motions and all.

Soon after, someone up there (air traffic control, not God or, for that matter, R. Kelly) heard their pleas and the flight eventually pushed through mechanical problems and took off. Also worthy of note is the passenger filming other passengers filming other passengers, with that passenger then filming himself filming other passengers filming other passengers. Another sentence with the words passengers in it.

They started as strangers and ended off as collaborators. You can watch the transformation below.

Watch: Grounded passengers sing R. Kelly’s I Believe I Can Fly

(Via Huffington Post)

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