Smoker Tries To Open Plane Door
Sadrine Helene Sellies, while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, tried to open the door of an airplane (while in flight*) to have a smoke.
Smoker Tries To Open Plane Door (SkyNews)
A woman drunkenly tried to open a plane’s emergency exit door during a flight so she could have a crafty cigarette. Sadrine Helene Sellies, 34, took sleeping tablets with alcohol before the take-off because she was terrified of flying.
The court heard the defendant had walked toward an exit with an unlit cigarette and a lighter in her hand and began tampering with the door. A flight attendant took her back to her seat and she was arrested on landing.
Helen Shilton, defending, said as well as the mix of drink and drugs and fear of flying, her client had a history of sleepwalking.
Uh, then maybe she shouldn’t get on airplanes? Let alone while drunk? And stoned?
Via Norm Geras
*A qualification that the folks at the U.S. Army Airborne School liked to emphasize.