Scottish man banned from flying for mistaking plane door for toilet at 30,000ft 6 years ago

Scottish man banned from flying for mistaking plane door for toilet at 30,000ft

A hapless Scot was fined 600 euros for trying to spend a penny - out of an airborne plane's door.

James Gray, from Alloa, was flying from Edinburgh to Amsterdam on a KLM flight when he was caught short. Except he somehow mistook the emergency exit for a loo and tried his best to open it.

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"The crew told me to stay in my seat and I was to be arrested when the plane landed," he told the Telegraph. "I tried to explain it was a simple mistake.

"It was a misunderstanding. The police came and arrested me. They weren't too friendly."

Not only was the flying fool escorted away by police upon landing and banned from flying KLM for five years, but he was fined nearly all his holiday spends.

A passenger who was banned for trying to open a jet door at 30,000ft claims he mistook it for the toilet. James Gray was fined 600 euros by KLM after the incident on an Edinburgh to Amsterdam to flight, and was told he can't fly with them for five years.

"I was charged and fined 600 euros," said Gray. "I only had 750 euros with me so I had to borrow money for the rest of the stay over there."

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The Scot was philosophical about the error. "I realise the danger of that sort of thing," he admitted. No sh*t, Sherlock. In this case, literally.