Air Freight News

Passenger OPENS door mid-air on Asiana plane

A plane landed safely in a South Korean airport after a passenger opened an exit door during the flight. 

Asiana Airlines Flight OZ8124 departed Jeju Island, a popular location for holidays in South Korea, and as it neared the destination airport in Daegu about an hour away, a passenger opened one of the doors, according to a company spokesperson. The passenger is now under police investigation though Asiana declined to provide further details. 

The passenger told police he had touched the lever of an emergency door near him, the spokesperson added. 

There were no injuries and no one fell from the plane, the spokesperson said, though some people were taken to the hospital. The flight was carrying about 194 passengers.

Asiana is South Korea’s second-largest airline company and is in the process of being acquired by Korean Air.



© Bloomberg
The author’s opinion are not necessarily the opinions of the American Journal of Transportation (AJOT).

Similar Stories

United Airlines joins American, JetBlue to raise checked bag fees

United Airlines Holdings Inc. became the latest US carrier to increase fees for checked bags as the industry faces inflationary pressures for labor and other rising expenses.

View Article
Air cargo set for another challenging year
View Article
A decade after MH370, planes still at risk of vanishing off the map
View Article
Cathay Cargo: API connection for DB Schenker agents to book and confirm Cathay Cargo’s inventory
View Article
United announces daily non-stop flights between Guam and Tokyo-Haneda
View Article
Thai Air earnings jump as travel boom boosts ticket sales

Thai Airways International Pcl’s full-year earnings jumped as booming air travel demand boosted ticket sales.

View Article