A man on an Asiana Airlines flight opened the emergency door just before landing, terrifying passengers and causing wind to whip through the cabin.

The incident occurred on a flight from Jeju to Daegu in South Korea on May 26, 2023. According to reports, the man, who was sitting in an emergency exit seat, opened the door when the plane was about 700 feet (213 meters) above the ground and just minutes away from landing.

Passengers on the flight were shocked and frightened by the sudden rush of wind and noise. Some passengers reported feeling dizzy and nauseous, while others were too scared to move. One passenger, Lee Yoon-jun, who was seated next to the man who opened the door, recalls feeling like he was going to die.

The man responsible for opening the door was later arrested at Daegu airport. He told police that he had been under a lot of stress after losing his job and felt suffocated on the plane. He said he wanted to get off quickly.

The man has been charged with violating South Korea’s aviation law, which prohibits opening an emergency door during flight. He could face up to three years in prison and a fine of up to 10 million won ($8,700).

This incident raises questions about airline safety and the mental health of passengers. It also highlights the importance of following safety procedures and remaining calm during emergencies.

Here are some tips for staying safe during an emergency on an airplane:

  • Stay calm. Panicking will only make the situation worse.
  • Follow the instructions of the flight crew. They are trained to handle emergencies.
  • If you are seated in an emergency exit row, be prepared to assist the flight crew. This may include helping to evacuate the plane or providing first aid.
  • If you are feeling stressed or anxious, talk to a flight attendant. They can offer support and resources.

By following these tips, you can help to ensure your safety during an emergency on an airplane.