Late-Arriving Couple Tries To Flag Down FR Flight On Runway
it was worth a shot. (OK, not really.)
Italian couple ran out onto the tarmac of Malta's international airport to stop
a Ryanair jet from leaving for Italy without them, a Maltese court heard last
couple had apparently missed the first 15 years of the 21st-century
and the changes in airport security over that time. Trying to get a 737-800 to
stop and pick you up on the runway really isn't like flagging down a bus.
Clementi, 26, and Enrica Apollonio, 23, got stuck in traffic on their way to
the airport on Wednesday. By the time they arrived, the gate was closed and
they were not allowed on board, Times of Malta reported.
determined, and completely clueless, they went to the next gate, forced open a
security door, ran to the apron and began signaling to the pilots to let them
on the plane. The engines were running and the stairs had been removed.
there a happy ending to this story?
course not. The two were not allowed on board and were arrested by security
defense counsel told the court that the day before her appearance was
Apollonio's 23rd birthday. She had been looking forward to celebrating it with
her family "but instead spent it in a cell."