What happened: Vice reported that a man was arrested after pulling a lever to open the emergency exit door of an Asiana Airlines flight in South Korea. Viral footage shows winds buffeting rows of seated passengers as the plane comes to land.
Details: Some schoolchildren were on their way to a sporting event as well. Vice reported that the mother of one of the students said: “The children were shaking, crying, and frightened. Those sitting near the exit must have been shocked the most.”A 44-year-old passenger told the Yonhap news agency: “It was chaos with people close to the door appearing to faint one by one and flight attendants calling out for doctors on board through broadcasting.”
What you need to know: The flight arrived safely at Daegu International Airport, but with the door still open. Several passengers required hospital treatment for breathing problems. An official said about the suspect that “It is difficult to have a normal conversation with him,” and “We will investigate the motive of the crime and punish him.”