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Passenger opens plane's emergency door for some 'fresh air'; video goes viral

The woman felt that the cabin was too crowded and opened the emergency exit to get some fresh air in the cabin

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Passenger opens plane's emergency door for some 'fresh air'; video goes viral
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A video of a female passenger opening an emergency exit door on a flight has gone viral. In the video, a female passenger is seen opening the flight's emergency exit door after boarding the plane. The traveller reportedly said that she wanted 'fresh air' and the cabin was 'too stuffy'.

The passenger was travelling from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on Xiamen Airlines Flight 8215 on 23 September in the capital of Central China's Hubei Province.

According to the flight attendants present on the flight, the incident happened towards the end of the boarding while the plane was still on the tarmac. This incident delayed the plane from its scheduled takeoff by an hour.  

The cabin crew had reportedly warned the passenger and others to not touch the emergency door's lever. However, the woman felt that the cabin was too crowded and opened the emergency exit to get some fresh air in the cabin, reported The Sun.

Later, the flight crew alerted the cops, who took the woman to a police station after which the flight took off safely.

(Edited by Vivek Dubey)

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