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    Smoker tried to open airliner door

    Monday, November 21, 2005; Posted: 11:52 a.m. EST (16:52 GMT)

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) -- A French woman who is terrified of flying admitted in an Australian court Monday that she drunkenly tried to open an airplane door mid-flight to smoke a cigarette.

    Sadrine Helene Sellies, 34, was placed on a good behavior bond after pleading guilty in Brisbane Magistrates Court to endangering the safety of an aircraft.

    Sellies was traveling on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to the east coast city of Brisbane on Saturday when the incident occurred at the start of a three-week Australian vacation with her husband, the court heard.

    She walked toward one of the aircraft's emergency exits with an unlit cigarette and a lighter in her hand and began tampering with the door, prosecutors said. But a flight attendant intervened and took Sellies back to her seat.

    Sellies was arrested and charged by police on arrival at Brisbane airport.

    Defense lawyer Helen Shilton told the court Sellies was terrified of flying and had taken sleeping tablets with alcohol before takeoff.

    Shilton said Sellies has no memory of what happened on the flight and that she has a history of sleepwalking.

    But Magistrate Gordon Dean sternly warned the woman: "You must understand, if you are on a plane you must behave yourself."

    Sellies, who did not speak in court and was aided by a translator, was placed on a 1,000 Australian dollar (US$734; euro623) bond -- meaning she will have to pay that amount if she commits another offense in the next 12 months.

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    I guess she's never heard of the patch or Nicorettes.

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    LOL pacific breeze. I've been quit since Oct. 14 but I don't think I could ever be THAT drunk!

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    hahaha!

    I read that earlier and laughed my ass off!

    what a dink
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    OMFG! How could anyone be that drunk and stupid! she should be banned from flying for life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    OMFG! How could anyone be that drunk and stupid! she should be banned from flying for life!

    Why? It's not like she'd have ever gotten the door to actually open.

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    Come on DH - it was you wasn't it
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    Quote Originally Posted by disruptivehair View Post
    Why? It's not like she'd have ever gotten the door to actually open.
    Ok. right Great then. Let's give her another chance to get it right! maybe she will get lucky and actually get it open after a few more tries.

    Do you still have that fear of flying? You have to admit that drunk, drugged, and terrified is not the way to get through an airline flight. How are you planning on dealing with the plane trip home since you are coming back home soon(just curious)???

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    hey...I'm with the woman. When you need to smoke, you need to smoke! Fuck everyone in the pursuit of nicotine!
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    If you're that addicted to cigarettes then you shouldn't fly! If you know you won't be able to last the whole journey then you shouldn't chance it. People who get bladdered on planes piss me off too. Having a few drinks i fine but people who get in such a state that they do stupid things is ridiculous. Some people are really scared of flying. Could you imagine being petrified on a plane and having some drunken woman trying to open one of the doors!!
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    If I catch someone trying to do that on my flight, F--K THEM,
    they're getting a fire extinguisher across the back of the head
    until they stop.

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    i wonder how much she drank? being in an airplane that high up you could drink 2 beers and be plowed.

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    I dunno but I never drink on the plane. I feel queezy enough as it is. Whenever I go away with work all the lads get plastered in the airport, get on the plane drunk and continue to drink to the early hours the next day, it really does my head in!
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    Meh... fear + alcohol + sleeping pills + history of sleepwalking + she pleaded guilty = at least a little bit of undertanding, in my opinion. What she did was potentially dangerous, meaning she should be carefully watched when on a plane in the future, but not malicious, so I agree with not punishing her too harshly.
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    Next time she will only be allowed in the cargo compartment

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