Police detained a 33-year-old man suspected of throwing the door open, South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company reported. Police stated the person confessed to opening the door however wouldn’t say why he did it.
South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport stated in an announcement that any one who breaches the Aviation Safety Act — actions that embrace passengers working doorways, exits or tools inside an plane — could possibly be prosecuted and sentenced to as much as 10 years in jail.
“I believed the airplane was going to blow up. … It seemed like passengers subsequent to the open door have been fainting,” a passenger advised Yonhap.
In a video that appeared to have been captured by a passenger and shared extensively on social media and distributed by Reuters, wind whips the airplane’s cabin, battering passengers and sending unsecured cloth flapping.
Flight attendants tried however did not cease the person, Yonhap reported. “Flight attendants shouted for assist from male passengers and other people throughout clung to him and pulled him in,” a witness advised the information company.
The airplane was carrying 200 individuals, together with 194 passengers, South Korean shops reported.
The airline’s workplace on the Daegu Worldwide couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.