Pilot uses axe to break down aircraft toilet door in Sweden

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London | Published: August 6, 2015 7:21:48 PM

In a dramatic incident, a pilot in Sweden was forced to break down the toilet door of the plane with an axe after a drunk passenger refused to come out.

In a dramatic incident, a pilot in Sweden was forced to break down the toilet door of the plane with an axe after a drunk passenger refused to come out.

The passenger, described as in his 50s, had locked himself in the aircraft’s washroom just ten minutes before the flight between Stockholm and Ornskoldsvik in eastern Sweden was about to land.

Since travellers are not allowed to be out of their seats during landing due to safety reasons, the pilot broke the door down with an axe before “securing” the man.

According to Vasternorrland police, the man, who was reportedly drunk, may face a fine or imprisonment of up to six months, ‘The Local’ reported.

“There wasn’t too much fighting. It was mostly because he did not want to move. He probably didn’t actually mean any harm,” police said.

The man was arrested after the plane landed.

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