In a bizarre move, a Chinese passenger opened the emergency exit of a plane which was about to take off.
"Because it was so stuffy, so hot on the plane, I just pushed down on the window handle beside me. When the door fell out, I panicked," the defaulter claimed.
Chen has been reportedly detained for 15 days and is expecting a fine of ¥70,000 ($11,000 USD) to cover the airline's costs.
According to the report, last year a man who purported that he thought the emergency escape handle was a handrail was given 10 days' detention. A second passenger was given a similar sentence for opening an escape hatch while waiting to board a flight at Nanjing airport in China.
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