Passenger arrested for opening plane door during flight

Written by on May 26, 2023

A man has been arrested for opening the emergency door of a flight as it was landing in the South Korean city of Daegu.

The person, believed to be in his 30s, was detained by airport police on suspicion of violating aviation security laws, upon landing.

All 194 passengers survived the flight, which landed safely but with its door still open at Daegu International Airport this Friday.

Half a dozen passengers experienced breathing problems and were taken to hospital.

Flight OZ8124 had taken off from the south Korean island of Jeju.

Several school age children had been on the plane on their way to a weekend sporting event.

Authorities say they have launched a full investigation into the incident.

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