Police detained a 33-year-old man suspected of throwing the door open, South Korea’s Yonhap Information Company reported. Police mentioned the person confessed to opening the door however wouldn’t say why he did it.
South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport mentioned in an announcement that any one who breaches the Aviation Safety Act — actions that embody passengers working doorways, exits or tools inside an plane — may very well be prosecuted and sentenced to as much as 10 years in jail.
“I believed the aircraft was going to blow up. … It regarded like passengers subsequent to the open door had been fainting,” a passenger advised Yonhap.
In a video that appeared to have been captured by a passenger and shared broadly on social media and distributed by Reuters, wind whips the aircraft’s cabin, battering passengers and sending unsecured cloth flapping.
Flight attendants tried however didn’t 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 aircraft was carrying 200 individuals, together with 194 passengers, South Korean retailers reported.
The airline’s workplace on the Daegu Worldwide couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.