EASYJET passengers screamed in terror as a man tried to open a plane door during a flight to Italy, it has been revealed. Flyers forced him to stop and police met the aircraft when it landed in Pisa to quiz the disruptive passenger.
An easyJet passenger sparked panic as he attempted to open a plane door when the aircraft was at 30,000ft en route from Gatwick Airport to Pisa, Italy yesterday.
According to eyewitnesses, the man – who was wearing “a heavy coat” – looked “nervous” when he went into a toilet on the Airbus A319.
When he emerged, he headed straight for the emergency exit and tried to open the plane door by pulling on its handle. EasyJet passenger Richard Conyard, 42, told The Sun that crew screamed at the man to stop.
Police met the aircraft on arrival at Pisa and a man in his 30s from Siena in Italy was questioned, reported The Sun.
“EasyJet can confirm that the Captain of flight EZY8233 from London Gatwick to Pisa on 24 April requested police to meet the aircraft on arrival as a passenger made an attempt to open one of the cabin doors during the descent.
“EasyJet’s crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight is not compromised at any time. Safety is always highest priority.”