image of plane madIN BBM’s favourite mile-high story since Steven Slater quit his flight attendant job in spectacular fashion, a man has tried to open the emergency exit mid-flight.

About twenty minutes into the flight from George Bush Intercontinental, the passenger (pictured) said he needed to get off and tried to open the door. The man was pinned to the ground by some heroic passengers as the flight attendants were busy keeping the towels warm.

BBM thinks sometimes people should be allowed to make their own mistakes. And this would’ve made for a great Darwin award. But, whatever, you can’t win ‘em all.