Cape Town – SAA has confirmed an incident in which an MP was arrested on board a flight to Mumbai.
Beeld reported that Dirk Feldman, a Cope MP from Gauteng in the National Council of Provinces, was travelling as part of an official parliamentary delegation to India on Saturday when he apparently had a few drinks too many and suddenly decided to leave the plane.
He began fumbling with the emergency door, trying to open it.
Cope’s chief whip, Dennis Bloem, said he was embarrassed about the incident.
“They detained him for a few hours at the airport and then released him, after which he was sent home. He apparently drank too much and they said he was behaving badly.”
An SAA official said incidents like this are rare.