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Man breaks into airport, strips off, climbs onto plane's wing and pounds on windows

'This dude tried to board our plane naked at Atlanta airport,' says passenger 

Chris Baynes
Wednesday 27 June 2018 11:37 BST
The teenager was arrested on the taxiway
The teenager was arrested on the taxiway (Twitter/@ReallyDisCool)

A teenager has been arrested after stripping down to his underwear, climbing onto the wing of a passenger jet and banging on its windows as it sat on an airport taxiway.

Police said Jhryin Jones, 19, sprinted shirtless towards the plane after allegedly scaling a fence to gain access to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

He then jumped onto the wing of a recently landed Delta Air Lines flight from Miami and pounded on windows as passengers inside watched on, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Footage posted on social media showed him running across grass towards the aircraft, which was on an active taxiway.

“This dude tried to board our plane naked at the Atlanta Airport,” tweeted bemused passenger Alex Rasmussen.

In another video, police are seen ordering Jones to lie down on the tarmac, his jeans in a heap nearby, before they arrest him.

Atlanta Police charged the teenager with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

The airport initially said a passenger had jumped out of the plane after it stopped on the taxiway, but later said this was not the case, citing “conflicting reports”.

It said the incident had no impact on flights.

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