According to foreign media, the airline said the plane was about to land when a passenger pulled a lever to open the door. Despite the panic caused by this action, the aircraft landed without major incident.
South Korean police detain man for opening plane door asian airlines Panic broke out among passengers minutes before the plane landed in Daegu.
As detailed SBS News, Specifically, it involved an Airbus A321-200 that landed without major incidents around 12:40pm on Friday.
Authorities further confirmed that the plane left Jeju an hour early, as shown in the airport’s flight schedule.
According to a Daegu Fire Department official, nine passengers were taken to hospital with respiratory problems as a result of the accident.
The incident caused panic among passengers on planes flying over South Korea at the time. social network.
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“I thought the plane was going to explode…the passenger next to the open door seemed to faint,” one passenger told the news agency. United.
The passenger also added in his testimony that a flight attendant announced what had happened during the flight and wondered if there was a doctor on board at the time.
Television video showed the moments before landing when the doors opened and the wind blew in.
Passenger arrested for opening plane door in South Korea
The Ministry of Transport said police had detained the man who opened the door and authorities were investigating him for possible violations of aviation safety laws.
A transportation ministry official told Reuters authorities were investigating whether Asiana Airlines followed emergency procedures.
Finally, officials assured that the pressure inside and outside the cabin is the same, so it is possible to open the emergency exit when the aircraft is close to the ground.