Passenger Arrested for Opening Emergency Door on Asiana Airlines Flight in South Korea
An individual has been apprehended for opening the emergency door of an Asiana Airlines flight during its landing in South Korea. All 194 passengers onboard survived the incident, as the flight safely touched down at Daegu International Airport on Friday, albeit with the door still open.
According to local media, a few passengers experienced breathing difficulties and were subsequently taken to a nearby hospital. Upon landing, the man in his 30s was promptly arrested, as reported by Yonhap news agency.
The flight, identified as OZ8124, had departed from Jeju Island earlier that morning. The exact sequence of events remains unclear; however, South Korean media revealed that the door was opened towards the end of the flight at approximately 12:45 local time (03:45 GMT).
A passenger’s video on social media captured the gap in the aircraft’s side and the gusts of wind affecting the seated passengers. Local media also mentioned that several school-age children were among the passengers en route to a weekend sporting event.
A parent of one of the students expressed their concern, stating, “The children were shaking, crying, and frightened.”
Asiana Airlines has confirmed that authorities have initiated a comprehensive investigation.