Flight Crew Subdues Passenger Who Tried to Open Plane Door Mid-Flight

A British flight crew wrestled an unruly German passenger after he assaulted two others and tried to open the plane's door mid-flight, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Monday.

The incident began on an EasyJet flight from Naples, Italy, to Berlin, when the German man fought with two British passengers, biting one and punching the other in the face, according to the newspaper.

After the three were separated, the passenger reportedly got up and tried to open the cabin door in mid-air. He also tried to get into the cockpit, according to flight-incident-tracker site the Aviation Herald.

He was then wrestled to the ground and handcuffed by the EasyJet crew.

Authorities said the 31-year-old passenger, who was later found to be intoxicated, will face charges of assault and endangering the safety of an aircraft.

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