A flight from Australia to Shanghai had to turn back on Wednesday after a toddler got his finger stuck under his seat’s TV screen, Shanghai Daily reports.
The China Eastern Airlines flight had been in the air for just over an hour when a two year old boy who was playing with a TV screen on the back of a seat in front of him got his finger stuck. According to an airline spokesperson the boy’s mother, failing to notice her son’s predicament, picked the child up, almost tearing his finger apart.
“The bone did not fracture but the skin was pulled apart and the bone could be seen,” the spokesperson said.
With another 10 hours of flying before it reached Shanghai, the captain decided to turn the plane around so the boy could receive medical treatment. After landing around midday, the boy was taken to a local hospital to have his finger stitched up.
The decision to turn the plane around cost China Eastern around three million yuan, according to the airline spokesperson.
The plane — sans mother and son — left Melbourne again around 2pm, a five hour delay which, for a flight bound for PVG, isn’t that bad.
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