baec777
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KLM Passenger Tries To Open Door During Flight.

Sat May 12, 2001 12:35 am

A passenger on KLM wanted to open the pressurized Emergency door at 37,000 ft when he became unstabled, the flight attendants has asked him few times to turn off his Cell Phone and he refued, he sat in Business class, and decided it time to open the cabin.

Here is the whole story....

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A passenger on board a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Newark spat on a flight attendant, threatened passengers with a cane and tried to open the emergency exit while in flight, an airline official said today.

The 28-year-old Dutchman, whom KLM spokesman Hugo Baas described as ''clearly unstable,'' ignored orders from flight crew to turn off his mobile phone.

He ripped up his passport and said he would hit passengers and flight attendants. He then took a seat in business class, claiming he suffered from claustrophobia.

''At 37,000 feet (11,000 metres) he decided it was time to go and tried to open the emergency exit,'' Baas said.

But, due to the cabin pressure, it was impossible to open the aircraft's emergency door.

Eventually, the man was handcuffed by the captain and guarded by two passengers for the rest of the flight, Baas said.

Upon arrival in the United States, the man was put on the next flight back to the Netherlands under the supervision of two private security guards.

He was arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and will face charges of attempting to endanger the lives of passengers, the spokesman said.



This is similar to the incident that happened on British Airways from London, UK to Kenya, a man attacked the crews on board sending the plane in full steep decent....


What you guy think of these 2 unstabled passengers.... ??

Replies appreciated....

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RE: KLM Passenger Tries To Open Door During Flight.

Sat May 12, 2001 12:42 am

I think you should search the forum before posting. This exact story was posted about 11 hours ago. See: http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/464425/
 
baec777
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RE: KLM Passenger Tries To Open Door During Flight.

Sat May 12, 2001 12:50 am

Thank you LGB... forgot the search.... !!


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RE: KLM Passenger Tries To Open Door During Flight.

Sat May 12, 2001 1:39 am

The same topic is often posted more then one time and it's really unneccecary.
But, I think it's scary that someone can even get the idea of open a door in-flight. I hope that we can get a stop of the violence in air.

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RE: KLM Passenger Tries To Open Door During Flight.

Sun May 13, 2001 6:57 pm

Scary I would say.