Passenger de-planed for opening craft’s emergency door

September 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) A New Delhi-bound flight was delayed for three hours at the Lucknow airport after a passenger opened the emergency exit of the plane, the Kingfisher Airlines said Wednesday.

“As guests were being boarded on Kingfisher Airlines flight IT 4660 on Tuesday night, it appears that a guest on board opened one of the emergency doors,” the company said in a statement.

“The aircraft was stationary at that time as boarding was still in progress. The guest was de-planed and handed over to the authorities. After a thorough examination, the aircraft was cleared for departure,” it added.

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