Panic gripped the passengers of an Asiana Airlines plane, after a passenger opened the door while it was flying to Daegu International Airport in South Korea, and the plane landed successfully despite what happened.
A video clip from inside the plane documented the state of fear that dominated the passengers, during those terrifying moments, as the door appeared open and the wind hit the passengers at high speed.
The plane landed at Daegu Airport at around 12:40 p.m. (0340 GMT), after leaving Jeju Island an hour earlier, the airport's flight schedule showed.
Door of Asiana Airlines plane opens in mid-air just before landing in South Korea; 9 people taken to hospital with breathing difficulties pic.twitter.com/rUI6LTRihj
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According to local media, all 194 passengers survived and no one fell, while some suffered from difficulty breathing, and were taken to hospital upon landing.
A Daegu fire department official said nine people were taken to a nearby hospital.
"The police are investigating the incident after a passenger who was sitting near the emergency door said he touched the handle," the official said.
A man has been arrested for opening emergency door of an #AsianaAirlines flight during landing with its door still open at Daegu International Airport on Friday.
All 194 passengers survived, but some had breathing problems. pic.twitter.com/ElSxtOYyum
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