A 19-year-old Korean man was lassoed and restrained after he allegedly tried to open a aircraft door mid-flight after complaining about “stress” on his chest, officers mentioned.
The passenger, who has but to be publicly recognized, started panicking about an hour after take off from the Philippines aboard a Jeju Airlines flight to Seoul, South Korea, CNN reviews.
Jeju officers mentioned the flight crew moved the person to the entrance row to keep watch over him, however he then charged in the direction of the emergency door and tried to open it.
“[He was] instantly subdued by the crew, who used a lasso rope and tie wraps to maintain him managed for the remainder of the flight,” the airline mentioned in a press release.
Officials added that no passenger or airplane gear was harmed in the course of the incident.
Once the aircraft touched down at Seoul’s Incheon Airport on Monday morning, the person was handed over to police.
Incheon Airport Police mentioned the person was taken in for questioning however didn’t present any further particulars on the arrest or a attainable motive.
The incident comes lower than a month after a passenger aboard one other South Korean flight managed to open the emergency door, sparking chaos and panic.
The 33-year-old man who opened the door, recognized solely as Lee, instructed police he was “uncomfortable” and “wished to get off the aircraft rapidly,” Reuters reported.
The terrifying incident occurred because the aircraft was getting ready to land however nonetheless 700 ft within the air, with video exhibiting the 194 passengers on board screaming because the wind rushed in.
Nine folks have been taken to an area hospital for examination, and all have been later launched.
The suspect was charged with violating aviation safety legal guidelines, which carries as much as 10 years in jail.