Way to Die #701
Name of the death is a pun on "stewardess"
Date April 9, 1998
Location 30,000 Feet Over The Pacific
Episode this death
was featured in
"The One About Dumb People Dying"

"Steward-death", Way to Die #701, is the fifth death featured in the Season 4 Premiere "The One About Dumb People Dying", which aired on February 8, 2011.


Valerie, an extremely irritable flight attendant, is ready to retire after eight years on the job, and this was her last and final flight. She serves peanuts, pretzels and any other foods or beverages on the plane she was in. Due to turbulence, the pilot informs the passengers to fasten their seatbelts. Valerie ignores the plea and gloats at one of the passengers. As soon as she starts gloating, the fuselage of the plane cracks and Valerie was ultimately sucked out. Unless one has their seat belts buckled, one can expect to be sucked out of the airplane. As Valerie was falling to her death, she faced a triple threat of high force winds, extreme cold, and lack of oxygen. She was dead before she hit the water of the Pacific Ocean.

"The next time you're on a flight, keep your seat belts buckled. Try to ignore the hostile stewardess, and remember, the closest exit may be...right above your head."


  • This is similar to what happened on Aloha Airlines Flight 243 in 1988 when a section of the roof was ripped off in midair and a flight attendant was sucked out and died. 65 other people were injured, three critically. Fortunately, the plane was able to make an emergency landing at Kahului Airport.
  • This death scene is awarded the "Best Cosmic Karma" in the "Death By Request" Special.

Segment Nicknames

  • Unfriendly Skies (Spike TV Website)
  • Terror at 30,000
  • Planeway To Heaven (In UK Version)
  • Airplane Karma (In 1777)