Jet Airways Passenger Opens Emergency Exit Door for Fun

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Jet Airways Passenger Opens Emergency Exit Door for Fun

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Jet Airways Passenger Opens Emergency Exit Door for Fun

  • Incident occurred on board a Jet Airways plane at Mumbai’s airport
  • Boeing 737 had just landed after a near three-hour flight from Abu Dhabi
  • Tourist was arrested and barred from boarding a connecting flight 

By Ofonime Essien

Jet Airways Emergency Exit Door

The plane was parked when the passengers allegedly opened the door (pictured: a Jet Airways Boeing 777)

A German tourist created a scare on board a Jet Airways flight in India when he opened an emergency exit door shortly after the plane landed.

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The man, identified by local media as Steve Titschler, told flight attendants he opened the door ‘just for fun’, authorities claimed.

Cabin crew weren’t amused and the man could now face criminal charges after he was handed over to police at Mumbai’s international airport.

The incident occurred on Sunday after a two-and-a-half hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mid-Day reported.

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The Boeing 737-800 was parked when the door was opened.

Titschler was taken to a police station and was barred from boarding a connecting Jet Airways flight to Delhi.

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A Jet Airways spokesperson said: ‘A guest, who travelled from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai by Jet Airways flight 9W 585, opened the emergency exit after the aircraft had parked at the bay at the Mumbai airport.

‘The matter was reported to the security agencies.’

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In a separate incident the same day, a Jet Airways passenger was accused of smoking a cigarette in the lavatory on a flight from Singapore to Mumbai.

The man, identified as Ravi Dhankar, was allegedly intoxicated and was taken into custody when the plane landed in Mumbai.

Source:Daily Mail

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Mr. Ofonime A. Essien, is a Helicopter Pilot. He is also a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Oracle Certified Associate (OCA), a Computer Forensics Expert, a Blogger, Web Master, a Writer and an Entrepreneur. He is an avid reader. He likes motivating others to achieve their dreams through writing and speaking.

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