Man locks himself in aircraft cockpit at Heathrow

A man has been charged after he got himself onto any empty plane's cockpit on Saturday (05.03.16).

Man locks himself in aircraft cockpit at Heathrow

A man allegedly locked himself into the cockpit of a plane at London's Heathrow airport over the weekend.

Louis Pedro Verdasca dos Santos Costa, 38, was held in custody in London on Saturday (05.03.16) before being charged with breaching security at the busy airport and illegally boarding a British Airways aircraft.

According to Sky News, a source said: "It was a very difficult and complex situation and in the end the fire brigade had to be called to the plane and carried out a long and very protracted operation to get into the cockpit from outside.

It is a terrifying situation when you think about it. Here is a man who not only has managed to go air-side at one of the world's busiest airports but he has successfully got to a Boeing 747 jet liner and found it open and was able to climb aboard. Then he has got onto the flight deck and barricaded himself in using the plane's own anti-terrorist equipment."

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