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Passenger opens plane's emergency door, causes flight delay

Update: September, 28/2015 - 13:36

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HA NOI (VNS) — A Sunday night flight from HCM City to Da Nang was delayed after an onboard passenger opened the plane's emergency door without permission, budget carrier Jetstar Pacific said.

 

The flight was delayed by more than an hour as it took the airline's engineers an hour to detach the life raft. The passenger who opened the door was detained by airport security.

 

The plane had to leave 34 passengers behind as part of a safety protocol, which kicked in when the life raft was detached. It will cost thousands of dollars to reinstall the raft.

 

The delay also caused the return flight from Da Nang to HCM City to be held up and an additional 34 passengers to be rescheduled for the next day's flights. — VNS

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