This Water Cannon Salute Didn’t Go as Planned (Video)

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Dubai has been on my bucket list for a while.  I’m a fan of needlessly outrageous things and Dubai could really scratch that itch.  I mean who doesn’t want to ski on an indoor ski-slope?

I’m hoping that my future visit won’t involve a water cannon salute like this Saudi Arabian Airlines flight had in Dubai.  You can see as the right side of the plane gets hit by the water cannon the evacuation slide deploys.

مطار #دبي الدولي يستقبل رحلة الخطوط #السعودية بالتحية المائية التقليدية بمناسبة #اليوم_الوطني_السعودي⁠ ⁠ #اليوم_الوطني88⁠ ⁠#عزكم_عزنا #مصدر_للأخبار

— مصدر (@MSDAR_NEWS) September 20, 2018

The water cannon salute was in honor of Saudi Arabia’s 88th anniversary.  I’m not sure when the water cannon salute first became a thing, but I’m thinking there has got be a better way to celebrate.  Maybe try giving everyone in economy a second free packet of Biscoff cookies?

I’d like to know how wet the exit row passengers got.  At least everyone on board had a good story to take home.  I’d take the delay for the experience.

Hat tip:   One Mile at a Time