New Delhi: A passenger opened the emergency exit door on an Asiana Airlines plane preparing to land on Friday. The plane landed safely, but several people were injured. The Airbus A321-200 was carrying around 200 passengers. The video inside the plane is going viral.
A representative of the South Korean carrier told AFP that when the plane was still about 200 meters (650 feet) above the ground a passenger sitting near the emergency exit “opened the door manually by touching the lever”. Some passengers had difficulty breathing after the door unexpectedly opened, and some were taken to hospital after landing. However, no major injury or damage has been reported.
🚨 A passenger has opened an emergency exit from the #A321 HL8256 de #AsianaAirlines in full flight.
The flight #OZ8124 between Jeju and Daegu on 26 May was on approach when one of the over-wing emergency exits was opened by a passenger.
The plane… pic.twitter.com/G0rlxPNQuW
— On The Wings of Aviation (@OnAviation) May 26, 2023– Advertisement –
South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported that nine people were hospitalized. Asiana said, “The passenger has been taken to the police and is being questioned.
The footage shows a strong wind blowing through the open doors in mid-air, cloth seat-backs and passengers’ hair fluttering wildly as some passengers scream.