Drunk passenger attempts to open plane door mistaking it for bathroom door
DUBLIN — A man drinking vodka and beer to calm his nerves while on his first flight attempted to open the plane’s main door in flight, thinking it was the bathroom door, according to the Irish Independent.
Tomasz Mucha, 26, was on a Ryanair flight traveling from Krakow, Poland to Dublin, Ireland when he lifted the handle of the plane’s main door. Dublin District Court told the Independent the only thing that stopped Mucha from opening the door was the air pressure.
Mucha admitted to being drunk on the flight. He reportedly used threatening, abusive or insulting behavior and was charged with the offenses under the Air Navigation and Transport Act.
Mucha told the plane’s staff he consumed alcohol because it was the first time he had ever been on an airplane and he was nervous.