A Delta passenger caused chaos on a flight preparing for takeoff when he opened the plane door, activated the emergency slide, and slid down it. The incident occurred at an airport in New York City.
According to Fox News, the man managed to escape from the plane after sliding down the inflatable slide. He then jumped onto the back of a luggage cart as airport staff tried to apprehend him.
The man was eventually held by airport staff until police arrived on scene. The passenger has since been arrested and is facing charges for his reckless behavior.
Delta Airlines released a statement regarding the incident, stating that they are cooperating with authorities in their investigation. They also emphasized that safety is their top priority and that they do not tolerate any behavior that puts passengers or crew members at risk.
Passengers on board were understandably shaken up by this unexpected turn of events. One witness described feeling "terrified" during what should have been a routine takeoff procedure.
This incident serves as a reminder of how important it is for airline passengers to follow instructions from flight attendants and respect all safety procedures during flights. Any disruptive behavior can result in serious consequences, including legal action and potential harm to oneself or others on board.
As always, airlines will continue to prioritize safety above all else in order to provide passengers with safe and comfortable experiences while traveling.