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Passenger opens plane door mid-flight

The footage shows the moment a passenger on a South Korean flight opened an emergency exit just before landing.

The transport ministry reported that some passengers on the Asiana Airlines flight attempted to prevent the person opening the door, but the door was opened in part.

Video of passengers being whipped by air blasts in the cabin.

Picture: AP

The 194 passengers on the plane were heading from Jeju, the southern island, to Daegu, a city in the southeast.


The plane normally takes an hour to reach Daegu Airport. However, the incident happened as the plane approached the airport at 700ft (213m) altitude.

The door’s opening time was not revealed.

Yonhap reported that the passengers included teenagers on their way to compete in a track-and-field competition. Some screamed or cried out of panic, according to their coach.

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Other passengers were quoted as saying that they had suffered severe ear discomfort after the door was opened.

The news agency reported that some cabin crew shouted at passengers for help to prevent the door being opened.

Emergency officials said that 12 people were treated in hospitals after they complained of minor symptoms such as breathing problems.

Image: Rescue workers transfer a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance. Photo: AP

Later, the Transport Ministry said that the person who opened up the door was detained.

Images showed plainclothes officers arresting a driver.

Picture: Plain clothes police officers arrest an airline passenger at Daegu International Airport. Pic: AP

The ministry reported that police had arrested the passenger and were investigating possible violations of aviation safety laws.

The motive of the gang was unknown.


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