Man who opened Asiana plane door says he wanted out ‘quickly’

The Asiana Airlines passenger who opened the plane’s emergency exit mid-flight faces up to 10 years in prison for violating aviation safety laws. – AFP pic, May 27, 2023.

A MAN who opened an emergency exit on an Asiana Airlines flight in mid-air felt “suffocated” and wanted to get off quickly, South Korean police said today.

The plane was carrying nearly 200 passengers as it approached the runway yesterday at Daegu International Airport, about 240km southeast of Seoul, on a domestic flight.

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