Terror as passenger tries to open door of Easyjet plane at 35,000ft
Terrified passengers on board an EasyJet plane had to overpower a British man who twice tried to open a cabin door mid-flight at 35,000ft
The man, believed to be in his 40s, became agitated during the short trip from Krakow, Poland to Edinburgh.
He raised concerns among other passengers as he began pacing up and down the aisles while clutching onto a card of safety instructions, which detailed how to open the exit during an emergency situation.
The man finally put on his rucksack and lunged for the door handle but was quickly tackled by staff and fellow passengers as the aircraft's pilots were forced to land at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport.
Gordon Kennedy, 57, who helped tie the man down using his belts, said people started to worry shortly after take-off.
'It was absolutely horrendous and the terror in the eyes of the passengers was awful,' said the telecoms engineer, speaking in the Daily Mirror.