published : 2023-11-26
Woman on Meth Attempts to Open Emergency Exit Door on Korean Air Flight
Flight Crew Successfully Restrain Woman during New York to South Korea Flight
A bizarre incident unfolded on a Korean Air flight from New York to South Korea when a woman under the influence of methamphetamine attempted to open an emergency exit door mid-flight.
According to police at Incheon International Airport, the woman began showing signs of anxiety nearly 10 hours into the overseas flight before her shocking action took place.
Quick-thinking crew members on the plane managed to restrain the woman, preventing a potential disaster at high altitudes.
Law enforcement authorities arrested the unruly passenger upon arrival in South Korea.
Upon further investigation, a drug screening revealed that the woman tested positive for methamphetamine, shedding light on her erratic behavior.
It is important to note that the woman does not have a history of mental illness and had recently spent six months in New York before traveling to South Korea.
South Korean regulations deem attempts to open emergency exits during flights as a serious offense, carrying severe penalties including up to 10 years in prison.
In addition to the legal consequences, individuals who engage in such actions may also face hefty fines.
Korean Air, the airline involved in this incident, declined to provide immediate comment when contacted by media sources.