Here's What Not to Do When Late for a Flight

Man allegedly tried to flag down taxiing plane on the runway in Dublin
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2018 5:41 AM CDT
Here's What Not to Do When Late for a Flight
A Ryanair plane.   (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

He really didn't want to miss his plane, and now he's in jail as a result. The crazy tale is out of Dublin, where an unidentified man in his 20s showed up at the boarding gate Thursday morning too late to board his flight to Amsterdam, reports ITV News. Authorities say he argued with Ryanair personnel, then began pounding on an airport window, apparently hoping to get the ground crew's attention so they could hold the plane for him.

When that didn't work, his strategy went from merely obnoxious to downright dangerous. "He then broke through a door and made his way on to the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down," says an airport spokesperson. The plane had been taxiing at the time, according to a tweet from witness Declan Harvey, a journalist. Ryanair staffers intervened on the tarmac, and police quickly arrived to make an arrest after a scuffle, reports the Guardian. The man was due in court Thursday. (More weird crimes stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.