Usually when passengers begin boarding, they take a seat inside the aircraft. This man preferred a seat on top of it.
Visually impaired former paralympic cyclist, James Brown, climbed on to the roof of a British Airways flight set to depart from London City Airport to Amsterdam. The aircraft was grounded as he had used the door to hoist himself aboard. James wanted to intentionally delay the flight and refused to move.
The London 2012 bronze medal winner broadcasted a live stream on Facebook, saying in a shaky voice that he was doing it for climate change. The protest was part of the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations – a global movement creating awareness about climate change and ecological conservation.
James stayed there for just under an hour in spite of his fear of heights. Airport firefighters eventually removed him unharmed from his position but passengers did suffer from mild irritation due to the delay.