Posted On 2015/01/13 By In Behavior, Airlines, News, Holidays With 546 Views

China detains 25 passengers who opened plane exits

Chinese police detained 25 plane passengers who opened emergency exits before take-off after becoming angry that their flight was delayed by snow, state media reported, in the latest incident of rowdy behaviour by Chinese travellers.

They were forced to wait in their seats for hours Saturday after their flight from the southwest city of Kunming to Beijing was delayed, Xinhua news agency said.

After requesting that they be allowed off the plane for health reasons, some passengers “opened three emergency doors in an attempt to stop the flight,” forcing the plane to return to the terminal, Xinhua cited a passenger as saying.

The passenger added that those on board were worried that the vice captain was unable to control himself after he “swore and cursed,” Xinhua said.

The plane had already been delayed for five hours before they boarded, only to face further delays while ice was cleared from the aircraft, the report said.

A total of 25 passengers were detained by airport police, though it was not clear if they had been released. Others travelled to Beijing by another flight.


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Article: Asia One / Image: Sina Weibo

Chinese police detained 25 plane passengers who opened emergency exits before take-off after becoming angry that their flight was delayed by snow, state media reported, in the latest incident of rowdy behaviour by Chinese travellers. They were forced to wait in their seats for hours Saturday after their flight from the southwest city of Kunming to Beijing was delayed, Xinhua news agency said. After requesting that they be allowed off the plane for health reasons, some passengers "opened three emergency doors in an attempt to stop the flight," forcing the plane to return to the terminal, Xinhua cited a passenger as saying. The passenger added that those on board were worried that the vice captain was unable to control himself after he "swore and cursed," Xinhua said. The plane had already been delayed for five hours before they boarded, only to face further delays while ice was cleared from the aircraft, the report said. A total of 25 passengers were detained by airport police, though it was not clear if they had been released. Others travelled to Beijing by another flight. Learn more in our Global Ready China Seminars Sources: Article: Asia One / Image: Sina Weibo

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