A man was taken into custody at Mexico City International Airport January 28, 2024, after he reportedly opened the emergency exit door of an Aeromexico plane and walked onto the wing during a delay on a flight bound for Central America. Passengers claimed that the emergency exit was opened out of desperation after being locked in for almost 4 hours without ventilation and water.

One individual, who claimed to be on board, shared a handwritten photo of a letter signed by passengers on social media, stating, “The emergency exit was opened out of desperation after leaving us locked in for almost 4 hours without ventilation and without water.” The same passenger described a scenario where the plane’s doors were closed, passengers were “without information,” and there were “elderly ladies on the verge of fainting.”

An incident report filed with airport officials, as reported by the Associated Press, revealed that passengers “were unhappy, and one of them opened the emergency door and stepped out on the wing. This event required the plane to be changed.”

According to the Associated Press, at least 77 passengers aboard flight AM672 signed the statement circulating online. In response to the incident, the airport confirmed the man’s actions but emphasized that there was no harm caused to anyone or the aircraft. Following international security regulations, the man was handed over to the authorities.

Information/Source from AP.

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