LONDON: In a bizarre incident, a Scottish man tried to open a KLM plane’s door at 30,000 feet, mistaking it for the loo entrance, attracting a fine of 600 and a ban from flying with the airline for five years.
James Gray said airline staff accused him of trying to open the door of the plane he was on while travelling at 30,000 feet.
However, he claimed he only touched the handle after confusing it for the door to the toilet.
James, from Alloa, was huckled off the KLM flight from Edinburgh to Amsterdam the moment it touched down at Schiphol Airport, Scotland’s Sunday Post reported.
He was whisked away to a nearby detention centre where he spent the night before he was fined £434 (600). But when he went to fly home he said KLM staff told him he was banned from flying with them for five years.
He only made it back after a friend paid for him to travel with a rival airline.