Rest of Asia

Mid-air scare: Man tries to open plane's emergency door

Web Report/Varanasi, India
Filed on March 28, 2021
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He was restrained by the crew till the aircraft landed safely.

A passenger on a domestic flight in India attempted to open the emergency exit door mid-air on Saturday, news agency ANI reported.

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The passenger on the Delhi-Varanasi flight was restrained by the crew till the aircraft landed safely.

According to the police, the man seemed to be "mentally ill".

"A passenger attempted to open an emergency exit door mid-air on a Delhi to Varanasi flight. Crew members stopped and held him till the flight made a safe landing at the airport. The pilot of the flight informed Air traffic control and requested landing on priority," the police said.

The passenger has been handed over to the Central Industrial Security Force.

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