A passenger is facing up to 10 years in jail after he allegedly attempted to open a door of a Sydney-bound Qantas A380 above the Pacific Ocean on January 17.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the Qantas A380 was cruising at 39,000 feet from Los Angeles, more than an hour away from Sydney when a passenger left his seat and allegedly tried to open the passenger door of the Airbus A380.
Crew members saw the alleged incident unfolding just after 7am and sprang into action. The passenger was returned to a seat, then four crew members sat around him for the remainder of the flight.
The 49-year-old was also spoken to by the captain and was handed over to the Australian Federal Police when the plane landed.