Chinese passenger detained after opening aircraft's emergency exit before takeoff - again

By Ryan Kilpatrick, March 16, 2015

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In the latest chapter that is the neverending saga of mainland passengers opening emergency exits on aircraft for absolutely no reason, a passenger on board a flight from Urumqi International Airport has, at least, added a new excuse to the roster: he "thought it was a handlebar" like on a bus.

At 5:50pm, Saturday evening, flight UQ2505 from the Xinjiang capital to Zhengzhou was delayed half an hour by the unexpected incident. The man responsible for opening to overwing exit was reportedly "scared witless" when the door shot out.

The 42-yearold passenger has been detained for ten days. In his defense, he says that he has flown before but was never seated at the emergency exit.

READ MORE: Another passenger opens emergency exit onboard flight, says it's no biggie

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