The 30-year-old man was arrested for opening the door when the aircraft was nonetheless 250 meters above the bottom. The Asiana Airlines system was masking the route between Jeju Island and Daegu, in South Korea. Several passengers fainted and have been transferred to totally different hospital facilities
Panic on Asiana Airlines flight OZ8124 masking the route between Jeju Island and Daegu, South Korea.
The system had taken off with 194 passengers on board, together with a number of minors, at 11:35 a.m. native time (03:45 GMT) to finish a one-hour journey.
There have been just some seconds left to land when a 30-year-old man, for unknown causes, opened one of many emergency doorways of the aircraft, an Airbus A321-200. They have been nonetheless about 250 meters above the bottom.
Air rushed into the aircraft’s cabin as terrified passengers gasped for breath.
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Several of them fainted and have been transferred to totally different hospitals.
The crew didn’t have time to react to stop the person from opening the door, since they have been all seated following the same old touchdown protocol.
Some witnesses have said that the person, who was later arrested, would have tried to leap out of the system when the door was already open. Although he did not.
“It was chaos with individuals close to the gate showing to faint one after the other and flight attendants calling for docs on board through broadcast,” a 44-year-old passenger advised BBC News Yonhap.
“I assumed the aircraft was exploding. I assumed I used to be going to die like this,” he added.