Officials: British Airways Passenger Restrained After Trying To Open Exit Door During Flight

Though it might seem like a fine idea to catch a breath of fresh air after a few cocktails, if you attempt to gain access to the outdoors during a flight, you’ll find yourself in trouble. To that end, law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration said a British Airways passenger who appeared to be intoxicated tried to open the plane’s exit door on a flight from London to Boston.

A woman in her 30s described as abusive and unruly by the airline and “intoxicated” by the Massachusetts State Police was restrained after she attempted to open an exit door on the Boeing 777 (once again, this gives us a chance to remind folks that such a feat is impossible).

Upon landing at Logan Airport this afternoon, the aircraft was met by Massachusetts State Police, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and Homeland Security agents, reports WCVB.

“Our customers and crew deserve to have a safe and enjoyable flight and we do not tolerate abusive behavior,” the airline said in a statement, adding that the crew requested police to meet the flight “due to an unruly customer on board.”

Police took the passenger into custody and interviewed flight crew and witnesses, but said that upon further investigation, the incident was related to “intoxication,” and not terrorism, reports

Passenger on Boston-bound British Airways flight tries to open door [WCVB]
Intoxicated female passenger restrained on board British Airways flight to Logan [WHDH]

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