Nine people were hospitalised due to difficulty in breathing after a passenger opened the exit door of Asiana Airlines A321, which landed safely at Daegu Airport in South Korea.
Breaking Aviation News tweeted a video of air blasting inside the Asiana Airlines and captioned it with, “Asiana Airlines A321 lands safely at Daegu Airport in South Korea after the emergency exit door was opened by a passenger on approach. 9 people taken to hospital with breathing difficulties.”
The man was arrested for violating aviation laws on the flight which was headed to Daegu from Jeju. “Police have detained a male passenger in his 30s on suspicion of attempting to force the door open while the plane was preparing for landing. It was unclear why he did so,” according to Breaking Aviation News.
Breaking Aviation News tweeted, “Among the passengers were 48 elementary- and middle-school athletes scheduled to compete in a national sports event on Saturday in the nearby city of Ulsan.”
The arrested passenger, whose identity and motive were not immediately known, tried to jump out. Breaking Aviation News tweeted, “Witnesses say the suspect attempted to jump out after opening the door. Flight attendants shouted for help from male passengers and people all around clung to him and pulled him in. Police said he was not drunk at the time of detention, but remained silent about why he did so.”