Horror gripped the passengers and crew onboard a flight in South Korea after a person pulled open the emergency door minutes earlier than touching down at Daegu Worldwide Airport on Friday, nevertheless, there have been no severe accidents reported.
A video was shot by one of many 194 passengers on the airplane which landed safely. It had set off from the vacation island of Jeju an hour earlier, the airport’s flight schedule confirmed.
In accordance with the native media, some passengers fainted whereas others had respiratory issues and had been taken to hospital.
Yonhap company mentioned: “The person, in his 30s, was arrested upon touchdown.”
The flight took off from Jeju Island Friday at about 11:45 native time and simply earlier than touchdown an hour later, a male passenger opened the emergency door whereas the airplane was nonetheless above 250m from the bottom.
Witnesses advised media that flight attendants had not been in a position to cease him as a result of the airplane was about to land.
They mentioned: “The person had additionally tried to leap out of the airplane after opening the door.”
Passengers have described the “panic on board.”
“It was chaos with folks near the door showing to faint one after the other and flight attendants calling out for docs on board via broadcasting,” one 44-year-old passenger advised Yonhap.
“I believed the airplane was blowing up. I believed I used to be going to die like this,” he added.
There have been additionally youngsters aboard. The mom of one of many college students advised Yonhap: “The youngsters had been shaking, crying, and frightened.”
Police mentioned the suspect had up to now not given any clarification for his actions, nor was he drunk on the level of his arrest.
“It’s tough to have a traditional dialog with him,” an official mentioned. “We are going to examine the motive of the crime and punish him.”