EXCLUSIVE: IN THE PHOTO: 57-year-old retired California roofman who escaped from a United plane moving through an emergency exit and walked along its wing after officers refused to give him alcohol before takeoff
- Randy Frank Devila, 57, of California, opened the emergency door and walked through the wing before sliding onto the field on 2478 United Airlines flight.
- The Chicago Police Department said the flight attendants “refused to serve alcohol” and “talked to himself throughout the flight.”
- The flight to San Diego arrived in Chicago around 4.30am when Davila, who was sitting in the 21st row, opened the door
- He was detained by a ground crew and then arrested and charged with negligence.
- Daville will not be charged with a federal crime because there were “no signs” on the emergency doors and on the asphalt to indicate that it was a “criminal” crime.
- The flight was delayed for 20 minutes before all passengers were safely disembarked at the exit of the aircraft
- He is due to return to court in Chicago in late June and has a $ 3,000 no-show
These are retirees California Ruffer was arrested for leaving a plane piloting through an emergency exit window and walking on a wing after being denied a drink.
Randy Frank Daville, 57, was first pictured in a photo received by DailyMail.com. He was contacted for further comment on his alleged antics.
Chicago Police also revealed that despite the chaos Davila allegedly caused, he would only be charged with negligence.
This is because neither the exit window nor the asphalt had signs warning that getting out of a moving plane and entering a restricted area would be a criminal offense.
The drama began on 2478 United Airlines flight from San Diego to Chicago O’Hare on Thursday after it landed in Illinois and began taxiing to its gates.
Daville is accused of “pulling out an emergency exit window while taxiing, stepped on the wing of the plane, then jumped off the wing of the plane and tried to direct the plane into the gate,” police said. He has $ 3,000 on a no-show.
The Chicago Police Department reported that the flight attendants “refused to serve alcohol” and “talked to himself throughout the flight.”
However, Daville will not be charged with a federal felony due to the fact that “there are no signs on the emergency door or on the pavement informing the subject that getting out of a moving plane will be a criminal offense. entering restricted areas. ”
Passengers of flight 2478 United Airlines from San Diego were stunned when Davila pulled out an emergency door in the 21st row where he was sitting, around 4.30am on Thursday.
Randy Frank Devila, 57, of California, “pulled out an emergency exit window while taxiing, stepped onto the wing of the plane, then slipped off the wing of the plane and tried to steer the plane into the gate,” police said. . On Thursday, he was on board flight 2478 United Airlines
Daville, a retiree, was charged with a negligent offense, and Chicago police said the flight attendants “denied alcohol” and “talked to himself throughout the flight.” He is due back in court on June 27
A member of the ground brigade was forced to stop him and call law enforcement. He was soon arrested “without incident.”
Mary Ellen Igelston, who appears to be sitting a few rows away from the man, posted a photo on Twitter from the open door, writing, “The guy jumps out of my plane before we get to the gate.”
She later told NBC San Diego that “everyone was a little surprised and [asked themselves]”Did we really see what we saw?”
Passenger Mary Ellen Eagelston posted a photo on Twitter and then said everyone was “surprised” and asked, “Did we really see what we actually saw?”
“I just saw him come out and that’s it. I guess he landed on the wing and then jumped off the tarmac.
A police report said the flight attendants “did not witness any of the events described.” Flight attendants usually sit in the front and rear of the aircraft during takeoff and landing.
United Airlines said Thursday: “Our ground crew stopped the man outside the plane, and now the man is in law enforcement.”
An air traffic control record obtained by NBC Chicago reports that someone said, “We had to stop near Gate Bravo 3. Someone pulled the back to the right beyond the wing. Someone from seat 21 Bravo got off the plane and is on the ramp. ”
The plane was delayed for 20 minutes before continuing on the runway and safely disembarking all other passengers at the exit of the plane, Live and let’s fly reported.
Igelston said there was “no panic” and “anxiety” and that passengers felt safe.
“I felt we were in good hands,” she told NBC San Diego.
Davila is expected to return to court on June 27.
The flight arrived in Chicago O’Hare (pictured) around 4.30am and all passengers were able to safely disembark from the plane after a 20-minute delay on the tarmac