Man accused of opening plane's emergency exit, sliding down wing at Chicago airport

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A California antheral was arrested Thursday aft allegedly opening the exigency exit of a level that had conscionable landed astatine a Chicago airdrome and sliding down the wing, CBS Chicago reported. Randy Frank Davila, 57, has been charged with reckless conduct, according to Chicago police. 

The Chicago Police Department said Davila exited the airplane astatine astir 4:37 a.m. connected Thursday earlier walking onto the helping of the craft and jumping onto the airfield. Police said helium was taken into custody "without incident" and charged with the misdemeanor. He volition look successful tribunal connected June 27. 

The charges travel arsenic unruly passengers proceed to disrupt flights, with immoderate adjacent trying to unfastened doors mid-flight. In February, an American Airlines formation attendant had to hit a antheral with a java pot aft helium tried to unfastened the rider doorway mid-flight. 

In April, the FAA announced its largest-ever fines: $81,950 for a rider who allegedly deed a formation attendant, tried to unfastened a compartment door, and headbutted and tried to footwear unit members and passengers; and $77,272 for a pistillate who allegedly tried to "exit during flight" and repeatedly spot different passenger. 

The FAA received much than 5,500 reports of unruly behaviour past year, and the spike successful rider outbursts has prompted immoderate airlines to make interior prohibition lists. 

In: Chicago Illinois California

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