Smoker attempts to open plane door mid-flight

Today’s Stupid Person of the Day is a French woman who has admitted attempting to open a plane door mid-flight in order to smoke a cigarette.

Sandrine Helene Sellies, 34, who has a fear of flying, had drunk alcohol and taken sleeping tablets ahead of the flight from Hong Kong to Brisbane.

She was seen on the Cathay Pacific plane walking towards a door with an unlit cigarette and a lighter.

She then began tampering with the emergency exit until she was stopped by a flight attendant. — BBC News

She pleaded guilty to endangering the safety of the aircraft and has been given a 12 month good behaviour bond.

As she is currently at the beginning of a 3 week holiday with her husband in Australia it is unclear whether or not she will be allowed on the plane on the way home!