An American Airlines passenger opened a plane’s emergency door just after landing at Miami International Airport.
” During Miami’s deplaning, an American Airlines customer on flight 920 had to exit the aircraft via an emergency exit.
Miami Dade police stated that the passenger, who was not identified, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection following the Wednesday incident.
The passenger was taken into custody but needed medical attention at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He was then transferred to Jackson Memorial Hospital where he remained Thursday morning, Detective Argemis Collome informed NBC News. His name has not been released.
” We thank our team members, law enforcement for their professionalism, and prompt action,” American stated in the statement.
The Federal Aviation Administrationhas reported “a disturbing increase” in unruly behavior on planes. Since the start of the year, there have been almost 4 ,500 reports about unruly passengers. The transportation agency typically sees 100 to 150 cases of unruly passengers in a typical year.