Passengers opened the emergency exit on the Asiana Airlines Airbus A321 when it was about 213 meters (700 ft) above the ground.
Passengers on Asiana Airlines flight Who opened the emergency exit? As the plane was about to land, South Korea told police he did it because he felt uncomfortable and wanted to land quickly, local media reported.
The man in his 30s opened the emergency door on Friday when the Airbus A321 was about 213 meters (700 feet) above the ground as it was landing at Daegu International Airport, leaving passengers on board. panic flight.
“While [police] During questioning, the man told officials that he was under a lot of stress after losing his job recently and that he opened the door because he wanted to get off the car quickly after feeling suffocated. South Korea’s Yonhap reported on Saturday.
Yonhap reported that police plan to charge the unidentified man with violating the country’s aviation security law.
Nine passengers were taken to the hospital with difficulty breathing after the incident left many passengers extremely scared. All were discharged after about two hours, a fire department official said.
The video, apparently taken by a person on the plane and posted on social media, shows the passenger’s hair being blown into the cabin by the wind as the emergency exits open.
Jin Seong-hyun, a former Korean Air cabin safety official, said that to the best of his knowledge, the case was unprecedented but the passenger opened the emergency exit without permission while the plane was on the ground. land.
An official from South Korea’s Ministry of Transport said yesterday that it is possible to open emergency exits at or near the ground because the pressure inside and outside the cabin is equal.