Airports have increased their security measured ever since 9/11 and the passing of the Patriot Act. Security is so high that you can't even bring simple items on planes anymore such as fingernail clippers or breastmilk.
However, it seems like it is relatively easy to bring alcohol on the flight and you can board the plane when you're already drunk. Such is the case with a man who had so much to drink during a flight that he demanded to see the pilots and even attempted to storm the cockpit.
“According to the Mirror, a heavily drunk passenger was duct-taped to a seat after reportedly attempting to storm the cockpit mid-flight.
The man, who is in his 50s, allegedly became aggressive with the flight attendants when he demanded ‘to have a word’ with the captain on the S7 airline flight.
Passengers rushed to tackle the man and tied him to an empty seat in business class with sticky tape during the four-hour trip from Mineralnye Vody to Novosibirsk in Russia, according to Kurer-Sreda.
Video footage shows the man swearing and hurling abuse at the crew and other airline passengers.
When the Airbus 320 landed in Novosibirsk, Siberia’s largest city, police boarded the airliner – a partner of British Airways in the Oneworld alliance – and arrested the man for violating public order.”
When officers detained the man they brought him to the police station where he verbally abused the officers and tried to attack them. As it stands, the man is facing up to five years in prison for the incident.
After the incident, the man says he had no recollection of it even happening...how convenient, though I will admit it is possible if the man was really drunk. Back in my hay-day, there was one night where I had too much to drink myself and blacked out the rest of the night. It wasn't until the next morning that I learned what all had happened the night prior.