Authorities arrested a man in South Korea for opening the door of an airplane during a flight on Friday. The aircraft was carrying 194 people.
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In all, nine passengers had to be taken to hospital because they were having difficulty breathing. But despite the scare, no one was seriously injured, according to Yonhap news agency.
Watch the video published by The Independent below:
what happened on the plane
The plane’s door opened about “two or three minutes” before touchdown, according to officials. Video taken from inside the plane shows the door open, as passengers brave a strong draft.
I thought the plane was going to blow up… The passengers near the open door sounded like they were passing out.
Unidentified passenger, 44, in an interview with Yonhap news agency
Everyone on board was seated with their seat belts on as the plane was about to land, the spokesman said.
An official at the South Korean transport ministry told Reuters that authorities were investigating whether Asiana Airlines followed emergency exit management protocols.
He said it was possible to open the emergency exit when the plane was close to the ground, as the pressure inside and outside the cabin would be similar.
The Airbus A321-200 aircraft landed safely around 12:40 local time (12:40 GMT). He had left the island of Jeju, a holiday destination in Korea, an hour earlier, bound for Daegu, 237 km from Seoul.
With information from Reuters
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