Passenger Fined RM6,000 For Trying To Open MAS Flight Door While It Was Mid-Air
A 32-year old man tried to open a plane door during a flight from New Zealand to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Sunday, 12 August
An air stewardess on the plane caught the man holding the emergency door handle and attempting to open it mid-air
Cranwell was believed to have drank several glasses of beer and liquor during the flight.
The stewardess then asked the man to move to a different seat on the plane and immediately informed the chief stewardess and captain.
During the court session, Magistrate Mohamad Izwan Mohamed Noh warned Cranwell to not repeat his actions
"I promise, sir," a prison uniform-clad Cranwell replied to Izwan, with tears rolling down his cheeks.
The two days spent in the police lockup had really taught Cranwell a lesson, said his lawyer Zaflee Pakwanteh, reported Free Malaysia Today.
The charge was made under Regulation 97 of the Civil Aviation Regulations 2016, which includes a fine of up to RM50,000 or three years' imprisonment, or both.