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German on Abu Dhabi flight opened emergency door 'just for fun'

Passenger arrested at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport after landing on flight from UAE

German on Abu Dhabi flight opened emergency door 'just for fun'
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A German passenger on board a flight from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai was reportedly arrested after he opened the aircraft’s emergency door “just for fun”.

Indian newspaper Mid-Day reports a German national, arrived in Mumbai on the Jet Airways flight 9W 585 from Abu Dhabi and decided to open the emergency door while the Boeing 737-800 was parked on the tarmac.

When the passenger was questioned by crew members, he told them that he said he did it “just for fun”.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) escorted the passenger off the plane and took him to Sahar police station, close to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. He missed his connecting flight to Delhi after an FIR (First Information Report) was registered against him under IPC Sections 336 and 29 of Aircraft Rule, 1937, according to the newspaper report.

A spokesperson for Jet Airways said: “A guest, who travelled from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai by Jet Airways flight 9W 585, on Sunday opened the emergency exit after the aircraft was parked at the bay. The matter was reported to the security agencies.”

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