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(Guardian)   Charges dropped against the man who banged on the cockpit door to use the bathroom. Police say he was just an exhausted dumbass   (theguardian.com) divider line 46
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2014-04-28 08:18:42 AM
I dunno, someone banging on a bathroom door to be let in is kind of an asshole anyways. 40 whacks with a cane.
 
2014-04-28 08:54:00 AM
He was a drunk Aussie, or in other words, an Aussie.
 
2014-04-28 09:09:05 AM
Banging the cockpit in full view of everyone.

Hmmm... something amiss with that sentence.
 
2014-04-28 09:09:30 AM
If we've reached the point where merely knocking on the door is grounds for criminal charges, well... I think maybe we need to re-examine how we're handing airline travel.
 
2014-04-28 09:11:36 AM
Police said Lockley came to Bali looking for his Indonesian wife, whom he had not seen in weeks, and was in a state of stress. If and when Lockley would be deported from Indonesia was not clear.


Hmmm. If she went missing in Indonesia, it doesn't sound like she's interested in coming back to you, Aussie.


/Not sure if this is a heart-warming story
 
2014-04-28 09:12:58 AM

Police said Lockley came to Bali looking for his Indonesian wife, whom he had not seen in weeks, and was in a state of stress. If and when Lockley would be deported from Indonesia was not clear.


My day is almost certainly going to be better than this.
 
2014-04-28 09:18:41 AM

Honest Bender


If we've reached the point where merely knocking on the door is grounds for criminal charges, well... I think maybe we need to re-examine how we're handing airline travel.


Exactly. There is a difference between knocking (or banging) and actively trying to break the door down, unless he is a super-stealthy door-knocker-downer and was trying to see how strong the door actually was.

OTH, he was probably shouting "OI! I GOTTA PISS! HURRY THE F*CK UP!" which may have shed some light on his intentions.
 
2014-04-28 09:18:42 AM
♫ The man who could be moved.♪
 
2014-04-28 09:19:18 AM
OTOH, even
 
v15
2014-04-28 09:20:34 AM
He was also allowed to recuperate from what police described as exhaustion..

Whether you're trying to break down the cockpit door on a plane or running around naked and jackin' it screaming about Satan in San Diego, you can always somehow get off the hook by claiming "exhaustion".
 
2014-04-28 09:26:44 AM
If I punch my douchebag boss today, I will use the "exhausted" defense.

/think I might work on my resume instead
 
2014-04-28 09:28:40 AM

stpauler: I dunno, someone banging on a bathroom door to be let in is kind of an asshole anyways. 40 whacks with a cane.


On the junk.
 
2014-04-28 09:29:07 AM
"I wouldn't fancy flying one of these sitting on the toilet.  I mean, it'd take all the glamour out of being a pilot, wouldn't it?  Flying around the world, sitting on a toilet?"
 
2014-04-28 09:33:39 AM
this story would have been much worse if the pilots had let him in and he did his business in the cockpit.  talk about a PR nightmare.
 
2014-04-28 09:35:01 AM

v15: He was also allowed to recuperate from what police described as exhaustion..

Whether you're trying to break down the cockpit door on a plane or running around naked and jackin' it screaming about Satan in San Diego, you can always somehow get off the hook by claiming "exhaustion".


dude's wife has been missing for weeks... I know I'd be kind of... running on empty at that point too... I feel pretty bad for him.
 
2014-04-28 09:35:59 AM
A plumber who gets arrested for not being able to find the crapper.

Classic....
 
2014-04-28 09:38:05 AM
Blue collar worker?
From Australia?
And he hasn't been drinking?
 
2014-04-28 09:42:02 AM
Was he going to Luton? There's a stack of hay right next to a bathroom near there he could have jumped out on.
 
2014-04-28 09:45:10 AM
It's been said be fore but,  the terrorists have won,  they've turned us into quivering morons.

/facepalm
 
2014-04-28 09:45:19 AM
 
2014-04-28 09:47:37 AM

Honest Bender: If we've reached the point where merely knocking on the door is grounds for criminal charges, well...


I can only assume you skip the FLORIDA tag stories...
 
2014-04-28 09:51:59 AM

stpauler: I dunno, someone banging on a bathroom door to be let in is kind of an asshole anyways. 40 whacks with a cane.


To his defense, the door had been locked all flight long. What the hell are you doing in there? Did you fall in?
 
2014-04-28 09:53:36 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: Was he going to Luton? There's a stack of hay right next to a bathroom near there he could have jumped out on.


Why the hell did it take this long for this to be referenced?

/All right, don't anybody move... except to control the aeroplane... you can move a little to do that.
 
2014-04-28 10:02:34 AM

corridor: Tyrone Slothrop: Was he going to Luton? There's a stack of hay right next to a bathroom near there he could have jumped out on.

Why the hell did it take this long for this to be referenced?

/All right, don't anybody move... except to control the aeroplane... you can move a little to do that.


Gosh, I am glad there's a fully qualified airline pilot in this thread.  Now, take this thread to Cuba.
 
2014-04-28 10:08:26 AM

Boo_Guy: It's been said be fore but,  the terrorists have won,  they've turned us into quivering morons.

/facepalm


Pissing and shivering all the way through TSA patdowns. I can't palm my face hard enough to illustrate how stupid this all is.
 
2014-04-28 10:12:53 AM
So, did they let him use the washroom after the incident? or was he restrained to his seat, because yeah, that would totally suck.
 
2014-04-28 10:14:14 AM
As someone who wandered about the plane for 15 minutes searching for the upstairs piano bar in a 747 during a flight from Korea to NY, I can empathize with the exhaustion.

/Ambien is a hell of a drug
//Especially washed down with 4 Bacardi and Cokes
 
2014-04-28 10:15:46 AM

Boo_Guy: It's been said be fore but,  the terrorists have won,  they've turned us into quivering morons.

/facepalm


True, but this is hardly evidence. Pre-9/11 this guy would've been arrested for pissing on a co-pilot.
 
2014-04-28 10:17:16 AM
TIIIINNN ROOOF

Rusted.
 
2014-04-28 10:27:37 AM
Bogans are bogans, after all is said and done,
 
2014-04-28 10:39:45 AM

Linux_Yes: this story would have been much worse if the pilots had let him in and he did his business in the cockpit.  talk about a PR nightmare.


It would also be hilarious.
 
2014-04-28 10:49:40 AM

v15: He was also allowed to recuperate from what police described as exhaustion..

Whether you're trying to break down the cockpit door on a plane or running around naked and jackin' it screaming about Satan in San Diego, you can always somehow get off the hook by claiming "exhaustion".


Well... I mean, getting dragged off a plan and arrested would probably make me have a panic attack. I'd need a minute.
 
2014-04-28 10:49:54 AM
As someone who gets really anxious when the sea tbelt light is on, or stuck on a runway for hours, and immediately feels like she has to poop RIGHT THEN...

...I sympathize.
 
2014-04-28 10:58:06 AM
Tell me you've never been that drunk.
 
2014-04-28 11:08:25 AM

Honest Bender: If we've reached the point where merely knocking on the door is grounds for criminal charges, well... I think maybe we need to re-examine how we're handing airline travel.


Maybe you could send Indonesia a strongly worded letter.
 
2014-04-28 11:11:39 AM

Honest Bender: If we've reached the point where merely knocking on the door is grounds for criminal charges, well... I think maybe we need to re-examine how we're handing airline travel.


Except that the cockpit is the single most off-limits, and sensative place on the entire plane, once it's in flight.
How exhausted do you have to be to confuse that door with a bathroom?  There is a sign in the handle of a bathroom that shows if it's occupied or not.  There is a sign on the cockpit door saying, "You shall not pass!!"
Not to mantion, one is on the side of the plane, the other is in the front.  I mean, it doesn't get any more obvious than that, even if the signs were in some foreign language.

//Hahah...  I said c*** twice.
 
2014-04-28 11:17:37 AM

v15: He was also allowed to recuperate from what police described as exhaustion..

Whether you're trying to break down the cockpit door on a plane or running around naked and jackin' it screaming about Satan in San Diego, you can always somehow get off the hook by claiming "exhaustion".


I had forgotten about that Kony dude.
 
2014-04-28 11:17:57 AM

moothemagiccow: Boo_Guy: It's been said be fore but,  the terrorists have won,  they've turned us into quivering morons.

/facepalm

True, but this is hardly evidence. Pre-9/11 this guy would've been arrested for pissing on a co-pilot.


That would have been an infinitely more amusing story altogether.
 
2014-04-28 11:19:31 AM

Phoenix87ta


That would have been an infinitely more amusing story altogether.


"That would have been an infinitely more amusing story."
 
2014-04-28 11:24:37 AM

Phoenix87ta: moothemagiccow: Boo_Guy: It's been said be fore but,  the terrorists have won,  they've turned us into quivering morons.

/facepalm

True, but this is hardly evidence. Pre-9/11 this guy would've been arrested for pissing on a co-pilot.

That would have been an infinitely more amusing story altogether.


That would have been an infinitely more amusing story.
 
2014-04-28 11:50:55 AM
Charges dropped against the man who banged on the cockpit door to use the bathroom. Police say they had nothing to go on.

/No one else? Really?
 
2014-04-28 12:01:24 PM
"Rory Reid for $1,000, Alex"
 
2014-04-28 12:07:55 PM
'Cockpit out of order, use floor below'?
 
2014-04-28 12:23:40 PM
What a cockpit might look like, and can you blame the guy for wanting to bang it?

bikiniflirt.bikinifairy.com
 
2014-04-28 12:26:11 PM
Everytime I bang on my wife's cockpit door I get denied entry also so I hope he doesn't feel too bad.
 
2014-04-28 11:35:13 PM
I think now that he's back home he will be charged by the Feds.
 
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