I think anybody who has taken a long flight knows it can get a little stuffy onboard.
One mother-of-two took matters into her own hands, infuriating the airline and leading to a blacklist.
Ukraine International Airlines told the media that the woman "opened the emergency exit and went on to its wing" moments after landing at Kiev from Turkey.
Opening the emergency exit of the Boeing 737-86N, she then climbed onto the wing to get some air. Presumably, she left the kids inside.
One of the other passengers on the plane relived the incident telling The Sun ,
“The aircraft landed, and almost all the passengers got off. She walked almost all the way from the tail to the emergency exit row, opened the door, and went out. By that time, her two children were outside the plane and standing right next to me. They were surprised, saying, ‘that’s our mum.”
The pilot, not amused by her antics, called for an ambulance, police, and border patrol. Tests were administered and the unidentified woman was neither drunk nor on drugs.
She was merely a holiday-maker who took a trip with her kids before the start of the new school term.
Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) confirmed the bizarre incident, saying the mother was now "blacklisted".
Adding: "A passenger of flight PS6212 Antalya-Kyiv illegally opened the emergency exit of the plane after it stopped near gate 11 of terminal D and went on to its wing. The passenger was flying on a charter vacation with her husband and children. The chief pilot immediately summoned the aviation security, border service, police, and medical center of Boryspil Airport. The passenger was blacklisted for gross violation of aviation safety rules and behavior onboard."
The airline is also demanding that she be fined "an exceptionally high financial penalty".