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Chinese tourist "opened the emergency door" on Thai Lion Air as it prepared for takeoff

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Chinese tourist "opened the emergency door" on Thai Lion Air as it prepared for takeoff

 

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Manager said that Chinese media was reporting that a Chinese tourist had been escorted off a Thai Lion Air flight after he opened the emergency door of an aircraft as it was preparing to take off at Don Muang Airport earlier this week.

 

Stories on the China Morning Post site and other media said police entered the plane and took the man away along with his luggage. 

 

They said that fellow passengers were shocked when he pulled the lever of the door down. 

 

The man claimed that he didn't know he was doing anything wrong. 

 

Manager said it was identified on Flightview.com as flight number SL 940 to Wuhan in central China. It eventually took off nearly two hours late at 8.47 pm from a scheduled departure time of 6.55 pm.

 

There were no other details and no comment on the incident from Lion Air. 

 

Manager said that there have been instances of Chinese passengers opening or trying to open doors in the past and one woman famously three coins into a jet engine for good luck.

 

Source: Manager

 

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They used to have straps cover the door handles once closed by air crew, so need to bring them back

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Lucky he didn't open the door thus releasing the inflatable life raft... that would have been a lot longer wait or aircraft transfer.

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On many planes once armed the crew put a tagged pin in to stop just this

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