A commercial airline’s passenger recently delayed her flight’s departure by one hour when she opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft because she reportedly felt the cabin was “too stuffy” and wanted “a breath of fresh air.”
Though the passenger had been warned by flight attendants not to touch the lever on the emergency exit near her seat, she popped the door open.
The woman later justified her decision on the grounds that the cabin “got stuffy” and warranted “a breath of fresh air.”
The illicit move delayed the plane’s takeoff by one hour. A second round of safety inspections had to be carried out, while airline officials had to safely close the door again.
During that time, police were called and the passenger was arrested at the scene for the offense.
The woman will likely be smacked with a fine for her actions, as opening the emergency exit on a plane is classified as disturbing public order.
Source: Fox 13