Airplane passengers know the golden rule of never touching the emergency exit door unless a troubling situation comes up.
Well, passengers on the Xiamen Airlines has landed in hot water after performing the big no-no. A woman opened one of the emergency exit doors because they thought it was "too stuffy," according to Harriet Mallinson of the Daily Express.
Per Mallinson, the incident took place on Sept. 23 at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Wuhan, Hubei. Hubei were in the midst of boarding when the incident took place.
The report also outlines that the woman was instructed to not open the door, which she ignored. The flight was held back for an hour, and police arrived on the scene to arrest the passenger. Further details about the passenger and possible charges haven't been released as of Friday afternoon.
This isn't the first time where such an incident has taken place, especially in 2019. The Sun reported earlier this month that an intoxicated woman on an EasyJet flight was arrested as she tried to open the emergency exit door. She attacked one of the crew members as they desperately thwarted her dangerous attempt. Police arrived after the flight to arrest the woman on "suspicion of assault."
Other incidents where airplane passengers have attempted to open the door. Back in May, a woman tried doing this in the midst of a Delta flight that was bound to LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York from Raleigh.
In May 2017, a man from Ontario was arrested for trying to open the door on an Air Canada flight. The man was then charged with "charge of assault or intimidation of a flight crew member and interfering with their job duties," according to The Canadian Press. The flight was Toronto bound from Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Thankfully, airplane crew members are trained extremely well in handling safety situations like this. Emergency doors are well-secured, so it's extremely difficult for such offenders to try and get away with the dangerous actions.