Airline passenger attempts to open emergency door

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/27/travel/alaska-airlines-door/index.html

    An airline passenger who made "unusual statements" and attempted to open an emergency door during a flight Monday morning has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal official said.

    Passengers and crews members restrained the man and the flight landed safely.
    The incident occurred on Alaska Airlines Flight 132 to Portland, Oregon, from Anchorage, Alaska. Around 5:20 a.m. Pacific Time -- about 10 minutes before the flight was to land -- the passenger, seated in Row 17, allegedly tried to open the emergency door, airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said.
    Emergency doors are locked and cannot be opened during flights.

    "Once the passenger was restrained he sat calmly in the seat for the short duration of the flight," Egan said.

    Upon arrival, he was detained by police, she said. No one was hurt in the incident.

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    Yep, local boy makes international news. Unfortunately, Portland is being very tight about information.
     
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