Eyewitnesses noticed that the violator of public order was speaking unintelligibly and was not fully aware of where exactly he was.
An unfortunate incident occurred at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans (Louisiana, USA). A 38-year-old rowdy Southwest Airlines passenger opened the emergency exit while the plane was at the takeoff gate and jumped off the wing. This was reported by People.
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According to a press release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the man miraculously managed to open the emergency exit and climb onto the wing of the plane as it prepared to take off. The incident occurred around 19:41 Kyiv time on Sunday, November 26.
Eyewitnesses noticed that the troublemaker was speaking unintelligibly and was not fully aware of where exactly he was, so he was taken to a local hospital for examination. Since the man’s behavior turned out to be the result of a mental disorder, he was not arrested and will not be prosecuted.
“We thank our flight and ground crew for their swift response and apologize to passengers for the inconvenience,” a Southwest Airlines spokesperson said.
According to him, the plane took off to a transit airport in Atlanta and then arrived at its final destination in Baltimore.
The investigation into this case has been transferred to law enforcement agencies.
Let us remind you that earlier Focus wrote about American Airlines pilot Jeff Fell, who gave an extremely moving and emotional farewell speech that brought tears to passengers on a flight to Chicago, some of whom were his relatives. The man dedicated 32 years to the aviation service, and is now retiring.
We also talked about a pilot who landed a plane in the middle of a busy road during rush hour. The unexpected appearance of the aircraft disrupted traffic in both directions while emergency services responded to the scene.