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VIDEO. New Orleans: Passenger sows panic after jumping out of plane ready to take off

2023-11-29T14:37:21.454Z

Highlights: A 38-year-old man opened the emergency exit on a Southwest Airlines flight to Baltimore. He jumped on the wing of the Boeing 737 MAX and ran across the tarmac, before attempting to flee in a service truck parked nearby. Airport employees stopped him in his tracks and tackled him to the ground before he turned on the ignition. He was taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation and is believed to have suffered from a mental health issue. There is no indication that he left anything on the plane and he was not in possession of a weapon.


The 38-year-old man opened the emergency exit before jumping onto the tarmac from the wing of the Boeing, causing all footsteps to be evacuated


"I've never experienced anything like this," says TikToker Zed Webster to the camera, still shaking from what he's just experienced. This passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight to Baltimore has the scare of his life on Sunday, November 26. As the plane was about to take off, a 38-year-old man opened the emergency exit amid a din of panicked passengers. He jumped on the wing of the Boeing 737 MAX and ran across the tarmac, before attempting to flee in a service truck parked nearby. To no avail: airport employees stopped him in his tracks and tackled him to the ground before he turned on the ignition.

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The 38-year-old troublemaker was taken to hospital for a psychological evaluation. "He was speaking incoherently and was not fully aware of his surroundings. He is believed to have suffered from a mental health issue. There is no indication that he left anything on the plane, and he was not in possession of a weapon," the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff's Office said. No criminal charges have been brought against him.

Source: leparis

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