Man mistakes plane exit for bathroom, tries to open it from 30,000 feet in the air
A man in London has been arrested and fined $671 after confusing a plane door with a bathroom door while 30,000 feet above the ground on a flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam. Because he attempted to open the plane door mid-flight, he has been banned from flying with the airline KLM for five years.
As soon as the flight landed at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, James Gray was placed in a detention center overnight. When he attempted to fly back home at the end of his trip, he was informed that he has been banned from the airline. He said:
In order to get home using a different airline, Gray was forced to borrow money from a friend. Gray said"
Gray said that he understands the danger of opening a plane door and that he would never do it on purpose. He claims that he only touched the handle. In addition, it's not possible to open an aircraft door during a flight due to cabin pressure. Therefore, even if Gray tried to pull the handle, it would have been impossible for him to open the door.
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