Woman jumps off plane from emergency exit in US
A woman jumped out a United Airlines flight from the emergency exit door while the plane was taxiing on the runway at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport in the US.
According to United Airlines when Flight 1892 from New Orleans had just landed a female passenger got out of her seat, walked to the exit and pulled the hatch on the door open.
She then walked out onto the wing of the plane and jumped to the ground 15 feet below. Police said she jumped out into an airport operating area.
According to a passenger who was on the flight, the woman opened the over-wing exit door.
Cathe Cole, a passenger who was on the flight posted about the incident on Facebook.
“We landed and waited for gate to open up as we were 30 min early. A lady opened emergency exit door which she was seated next to and jumped off plane. Ran to terminal.We stopped short of gate waiting and she got the exit door open and jumped off onto tarmac! Several people said we have a runner before we knew door was open! Jeez! Sitting in plane with sister and all passengers. Waiting for police and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) to board.
Now it turns out she was in NO (New Orleans) at United desk. Paying cash to get on this flight. She sat in isle 1 row in front and across from me. She got up, supposedly to restroom and never came back but sat in emergency exit next to door. When plane stopped she opened door and jumped. I assume apprehended but plane was search and a few people were detained as witnesses.” Cathe said on Facebook.