- An unruly passenger tried to open the emergency door of an Air Asia flight
- Some passengers and in-flight crew were injured after they rushed to stop the man
- The 32-year-old unruly passenger was handed over to local police
An Indian man risked the lives of his co-passengers when he tried to open the emergency door of an Air Asia flight as the plane was preparing to land.
As per Times of India, the incident took place around 9:50 p.m. on Monday, July 10, while the Air Asia flight I5-546 was trying to land at an airport in Ranchi, India. The unruly flyer was identified as 32-year-old Aftab Ahmed.
Some passengers and in-flight crew were injured after they rushed to stop Ahmed. Fortunately, the disruptive passenger did not succeed in opening the door. He was turned over to local police after the plane landed safely.
“Aftab Ahmed, a 32-year-old resident of Ranchi, tried to open the emergency door at about 9:50 p.m. on Monday. After landing at Ranchi Airport, he was handed over to the local police,” a Central Indian Security Force spokesman said.
The motive behind Ahmed’s unruly behavior was not clear.