A man who opened an emergency exit on a plane and deployed an inflatable escape slide (no, not this guy) has agreed to pay the airline 35,000 yuan for damages.
The passenger was onboard China West Airlines flight PN6272 from Lhasa to Chongqing. At around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, just after the flight landed at Chongqing’s Jiangbei International Airport, the “middle-aged” man opened the emergency exit over the port wing, prompting the inflatable slide to deploy. The passenger later said he’d misunderstood crew staff’s instructions and opened the door “by mistake”.
The story follows an almost unbelievable number of similar cases within the past month. Most recently, two passengers were arrested at an airport in Kunming for opening three of the plane’s emergency exits before their flight to Beijing was about to take off.
[Image via Chongqing Evening News]