A Florida man that claimed he experiences trauma (PTSD) is dealing with a felony charge and an expensive expense after he and also his flying buddy ran away from a relocating plane with their Great Dane pet using the emergency situation chute.
Antonio Murdock, 31, and also Brianna Greco, 23 were on a Delta trip, traveling from New York to Atlanta when they opened up a cabin door and also triggered the slide to run away from the cabbing airplane on the runway.
The two were held after the airplane was halted and also they were charged with mischief in the 2nd degree, criminal trespass and also reckless endangerment on Tuesday. The two can additionally be charged with a $173,000 cost for damage to airplane.
Mr Murdock has actually refuted the fees and criminal intent, stating he had a panic attack as well as the crew did not allow them de-board the plane.
” I got stress and anxiety and anxiety. I asked 3 or 4 times to let me off. They stated they were quiting the airplane and they never stopped the aircraft, and I specified where I was just really feeling dizzy,” said Mr Murdock outside Queens Criminal Court.
” I didn’t even know there was a port to drop the slide,” he claimed. “I simply believed it was a routine door. I do not recognize what I was assuming at the time. I wasn’t doing a criminal act,” he stated.
The feat caused worry in the aircraft, with more than 100 guests in the aircraft, as Mr Murdock had a spoken exchange with the flight team and also required the door open.
” I need to leave the plane, I don’t intend to sit below,” Mr Murdock stated, according to the court papers. “I’m gon na pop the door, if I don’t leave the plane I’m going to sp ** z out.”
Mr Murdock said his PTSD is caused in confined areas. The airline companies stated the trip was halted as well as the staying of the 106 passengers were “‘ deplaned usually and also were fit on alternative flights.”
The following flight lastly left for LaGuardia 9 hours late after safety and security checks.
While both were released on supervision, which suggests they will need to appear to the court, the pet dog was required to a sanctuary house.