Drunken smoker tries to open airliner door in flight

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Casshew, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A French woman who is terrified of flying admitted in an Australian court Monday that she drunkenly tried to open an airplane door mid-flight to smoke a cigarette. Sadrine Sellies, 34, was placed on a good behaviour bond after pleading guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court to endangering the safety of an aircraft.

    Ms. Sellies was travelling on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to the east coast city of Brisbane on Saturday when the incident occurred at the start of a three-week Australian vacation with her husband, the court heard.

    She walked toward one of the aircraft's emergency exits with an unlit cigarette and a lighter in her hand and began tampering with the door, prosecutors said. But a flight attendant intervened and took Ms. Sellies back to her seat.

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  3. Details

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    Nice to see a polite smoker for once, willing to step outside to smoke... :laugh:

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