A passenger opened the emergency door of a plane in mid-flight: there are 12 injured

A passenger opened an emergency exit door during a flight plane in South Korea this Friday, which caused a gust of air inside the cabin slightly injured 12 peopleauthorities said. The plane landed safely.

Some people on board the plane Asiana Airlines Airbus A321 They tried to stop the person, who was able to partially open the door, the Transport Ministry said.

Police officers arrested the passenger who opened the plane door (Yun Kwan-shick/Yonhap via AP) (Yun Kwan-shick/)

The person was detained by the airport police on suspicion of violating the aviation security law, according to a ministry statement. The person’s identity and motive were not immediately released.

The law prohibits passengers from tampering with exit doors and other equipment on board; and provides penalties of up to 10 years in prisonthe ministry said.

Image of the open plane door (YONHAP / AFP) (-/)

the plane with 194 passengers on board he was heading to the city of Daeguin the southeast of the country, from the southern island of jeju. The flight normally lasts one hour and the incident occurred as the plane was arriving at Daegu airport at an altitude of 700 feet (213 meters).

A video taken by a person on board, which spread on social media, shows the hair of some passengers being whipped through the air He enters the cabin through the open door.

12 passengers were injured (Yun Kwan-shick/Yonhap via AP) (Yun Kwan-shick/)

Among the passengers, there were teen athletes They were on their way to a track meet. Some screamed and cried in panic, the news agency reported. yonhapciting his unnamed coach.

The transfer of one of the wounded (EFE/EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT) (YONHAP/)
Another of the injured (Daegu Fire Station/Newsis via AP)

yonhap quoted other passengers as saying that suffered severe ear pain after the door was opened. She said some cabin crew yelled for passengers’ help to prevent the door from opening.

Twelve people were taken to hospitals for treatment., according to the Ministry of Transport. Emergency officials in Daegu said the injured people suffered respiratory problems and other minor symptoms.

(With information from AP)

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