A passenger of a South Korean flight opened an emergency exit door whereas it was nonetheless mid-air, nonetheless, the aircraft landed safely, officers stated. In response to the Related Press, individuals aboard the Asiana Airways Airbus A321 plane tried to cease the passenger from opening the door however have been unsuccessful because the door finally opened partially, the Transport Ministry stated. The passenger was detained. The aircraft with 194 landed at Daegu airport at about 12:40pm (0340 BST) after departing from the island of Jeju an hour earlier.
Particulars of the incidents together with the time of the flight which is normally about an hour and the timestamp of how lengthy the door was opened for are being probed. The passengers included teenage athletes who plan to attend monitor and discipline competitions in Ulsan, one other southeastern metropolis.
Authorities stated that they’re questioning the passenger who opened the door although the motive of the passenger was not instantly identified. The Guardian quoted one official who stated, “Police are investigating the incident after a passenger who was sitting close to the emergency exit stated he touched its lever.”
Nevertheless, the aircraft was a couple of minutes from touchdown when a male passenger sitting subsequent to an emergency door opened a canopy and pulled a lever so the door opened about 200 metres (656ft) above floor, an Asiana spokesperson stated.
A person has been arrested for opening emergency door of an #AsianaAirlines flight throughout touchdown with its door nonetheless open at Daegu Worldwide Airport on Friday.
All 194 passengers survived, however some had respiration issues. pic.twitter.com/ElSxtOYyum
— Hamza Bayrak (@bayrakhamza_) May 26, 2023
Video footage apparently taken by an individual on board that was posted on social media present some passengers’ hair being whipped by the air blowing into the cabin via the open door. Although no passengers have been injured, some needed to be hospitalised.