Drunk Lankan cricketer tried to open aircraft door at 35,000 feet

The unnamed Sri Lankan A team player was said to have pushed and pulled for up to two minutes at the exterior door on a packed British Airways flight from St Lucia to Gatwick.

updated: July 02, 2013 14:28 IST
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A Sri Lankan cricketer tried to open the door of a British Airways flight from St Lucia to London Gatwick while the plane was at 35,000 feet. The drunk cricketer, wearing a blue-coloured team T-shirt, told cabin crew he was searching for the toilet.

The Daily Mail reported that the unnamed player from the Sri Lankan A team, pulled at the door for two minutes, creating panic among fellow passengers on the Trans-Atlantic flight on Monday.

A witness told the newspaper: "It was pretty frightening. I'm a nervous flyer anyway but things had been fine until then. I was awake. My daughter had been crying. So I saw everything."

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