Saturday, July 26, 2008

Two Ladies Needing Fresh Air, Try to Open Door on Plane In-Flight

A plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Germany after two British women tried to open a cabin door mid-flight, police have said.

The women, aged 26 and 27, were drinking heavily and had to be held in their seats by security staff until the plane landed in Frankfurt.


They were arrested and released after two hours, Frankfurt police said.


The XL Airways plane was flying from the Greek island of Kos to Manchester when Wednesday's incident happened.


An airline spokeswoman said the women were thought to have been smoking in the plane's toilet, and were suspected of bringing their own alcohol on board.


She said they had started to swear at and threaten staff who refused to sell them any more alcohol from the bar.


The women had then said they wanted to open the door to get "some fresh air" into the plane.


The staff aboard the plane informed the two ladies that opening the door in mid-flight to get some air was an extra charge of $400.00 unless they were traveling in Business Class in which case it was only $50. Finding this unacceptable the staff restrained them or offered to throw them out of the plane, thus saving the weight and fuel of the two ladies.

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1 comments:

Me, the islands and the world said...

they need fresh air in mid-flight? they should've been thrown out LOL! silly ladies. i came from my other blog..http://marites1034.bravejournal.com

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