Mile High Solo efforts cause Security Scare
Over-stimulated sailors cause security scare on plane
ABC Wednesday, November 13, 2002. Posted: 09:58:05 (AEDT)
Three airline passengers who had taken turns locking themselves in the toilet before take-off have caused a terrorism alert that got them thrown off the flight, even though it became clear they had only been relieving sexual urges.
Airport officials in Paris say the three men were sailors returning to their homes in the central Pacific nation of Kiribati, after a long spell at sea.
They had initially aroused the suspicion of staff on their flight to Hong Kong, when documents they were carrying appeared to relate to the September 11 attacks.
The men then further aroused suspicion when they each visited the plane's toilets, even before it took off.
Police eventually discovered the documents contained pornographic material.
The aircraft's captain then refused to let the men travel on his flight.