Chaos as passenger opens South Korea plane door mid-flight [Watch]


South Korea plane door open video —

A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a plane flight in South Korea , causing air to gust inside the cabin before the plane landed safely.

The Asiana Airlines flight was carrying 194 passengers from the South Korean island of Jeju to the city of Daegu when the door was reportedly forced open.

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South Korea plane door open video
South Korea plane door open video

South Korea plane door open video

Video shows passengers gripping on to their seats as the wind billowed into the aircraft as it descended towards the South Korean city of Daegu on Friday.

Children began shaking with fear and crying when the door of the Asiana Airlines plane opened suddenly, witnesses said.

Some 12 passengers were so terrified that they were sent to hospital with breathing difficulties once the plane landed safely at Daego airport at 12.40pm local time with the door still open.

Police have detained a male in his 30s for questioning after he opened the door when the plane was still about 650ft above the ground, Yonhap News Agency reports. It is unclear why he did so.

South Korea plane door
South Korea plane door opens midair

Some people on board tried to stop the man from opening the door but were unsuccessful, the Transport Ministry said.

‘Police are questioning him jointly with the land and transport ministry over aviation safety laws violations,’ the ministry said.

‘Under these laws, a person who opens a plane door without authorisation is subject to a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.’

The plane, carrying 194 people including 48 teenage athletes who were set to compete in a national sports event in the city of Ulsan, had departed from the island of Jeju when the door opened.

South Korea plane door opens
South Korea plane door opens during flight

Video shows wind ripping through the open door, with fabric seat-backs and passengers’ hair flapping wildly as some people shouted in shock.

Another video shows two male passengers, wearing their seatbelts, wincing as the wind ripped around them while they gripped onto the armrests of their seats.

A 44-year-old passenger told Yonhap that it was ‘chaos’ on the flight after the door was opened.

‘It was chaos with people close to the door appearing to faint one by one and flight attendants calling out for doctors on board through broadcasting while others were running down the aisle in panic,’ the passenger said.

‘I thought the plane was blowing up. I thought I was going to die like this.’

‘Children quivered and cried in panic,’ the mother of one of the athletes said. ‘Those sitting near the exit must have been shocked the most.’

South Korea plane door open video


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