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Trying to get some fresh air, passenger opens plane's emergency door

ANI  |  Beijing [China] 

In a bizarre move, a Chinese passenger opened the exit of a plane which was about to take off.

The passenger who was feeling too hot and stifled decided to open a window but to his surprise the entire "wall" collapsed and an slide was deployed, reported the Morning Post.

According to several media reports, the 25-year-old man, namely told the police that he really wasn't aware that the handle was part of the exit door.

"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.

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 in

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First Published: Tue, May 01 2018. 01:30 IST