A man has been arrested after illegally climbing onto the wing of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER in Las Vegas.

Alejandro Carlson, 41, spent thirty excruciating minutes on the wing before falling onto the tarmac below. After exploring the wing, Carlson removed his shoes and proceeded to unsuccessfully attempt to climb the B737’s winglet.

Flight 1367 from Las Vegas to Portland was preparing for takeoff from McCarran International Airport when the pilot noticed a person coming toward the aircraft and notified the control tower, Alaska Airlines said in a statement.

Carlson was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and booked into the Clark County Jail for trespassing and disregard for public safety.

Video shot by a passenger shows the man sitting and walking on the wing. He then removes his socks and shoes before trying to climb the Boeing 737’s winglet, the upturned end of the plane’s wing. As police officers approach the man, he slides down the winglet and falls to the tarmac below.

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