Passenger Tries To Open Plane Door At 30,000 Feet
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We’re calling you-know-what on this one.
A man was arrested and fined over the weekend for trying to open an aircraft door during flight on a KLM Airlines jet from Edinburgh to Amsterdam.
Let’s compare, shall we?
Bathroom door — Tall, thin, small slide handle, opens like a bi-fold closet door.
Exit door — Short, wide, giant handle, opens and swings out from the fuselage.
In any event, Gray said to the Telegraph: "The crew told me to stay in my seat and I was to be arrested when the plane landed. I tried to explain it was a simple mistake. It was a misunderstanding. The police came and arrested me. They weren't too friendly."
Gray was fined 600 euros by KLM and banned from the airline for five years, which included his return flight to Edinburgh after he was sprung from jail. A friend had to book him a flight home on another airline.
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