This story could be told in one sentence:
The U.S. Ski Team has dismissed an 18-year-old member of its development squad after he was accused of getting drunk and then urinating on a fellow passenger aboard a JetBlue flight to New York City.The implications, however, are more interesting than the above described act by itself: people, when under influence, are known to perform even more heinous acts. Just think about it: knowing that a drink on a flight within US costs from $3 and up - how much money do you have to spend to get into a state that will allow you to smilingly piss upon your neighbor?
Meanwhile another story with a similar outcome, but with a more famous protagonist came up:
France's biggest film star Gerard Depardieu urinated on board an airplane in front of fellow passengers after cabin crew refused to let him use the bathroom.Of course, it puts the first story in a new light. Who knows, that poor skier could have been pressed into same predicament.
Besides, it could be a trend. And the accepted theory about Pitot tube being the main culprit in some air crashes could do with a revision now. Who knows?