Saturday, August 04, 2012

AirAsia Airbus A320: Man jumps out of moving plane

The passenger who jumped out of a taxiing plane being taken to Miri Hospital for treatment. 
Pic by Abdul Rahman Adam

MIRI: AN AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was delayed for five hours after a passenger jumped out of the aircraft while it was taxiing at the Miri Airport.

In the 7.30pm incident on Friday, the 24-year-old passenger was said to have earlier caused a commotion when he was asked by the flight crew to take his seat while the aircraft was taxiing.

A passenger, who wished to be known as Ragavan, 27, said the man suddenly stood up and headed straight to the emergency exit of the Airbus A320 aircraft.

"The flight crew were caught by surprise when he did that.

"They tried to persuade the man to sit down, but he just walked off the plane," said Ragavan.
The man who jumped out of the aircraft was injured as a result of the fall.

The man had earlier been with his girlfriend.

His motive was unclear.

He was admitted to Miri Hospital for treatment to his injuries.

Miri Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Mun Kock Keong confirmed the incident, adding that the man was in a stable condition and they were investigating the cause of the incident.

Man jumped out of the plane was critically injured and was sent to the hospital. 
–Photo by See Hua Daily News 

KUALA LUMPUR: A man jumped off a moving plane in Malaysia causing a delay in flight operations en route to Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Airport on Friday evening.

According to reports, the man became agitated during the taxi of the AirAsia flight and decided to exit the plane while it was moving in Malaysia’s northern Sarawak state.

A witness told local media that as the plane was about to take off, the man suddenly opened the emergency doors and jumped out.

“The raft automatically opened. Other passengers started screaming. The plane was brought to a halt,” a passenger, Siva Nathiran. was quoted as saying.

AirAsia’s regional head of flight operations captain Fareh Ishraf Mazputra said the aircraft had just started taxiing when a passenger ran and opened the door.

“There were no injuries and the passenger was arrested,” he said.

The man was then taken to Miri hospital.

Sources said the man, believed to be aged 24, did not suffer any injuries as a result of the fall.

He will be arrested by police after receiving treatment.

MIRI: A man jumped out the emergency door of an AirAsia plane here while it was taxiing prior to take off around 7.30pm last night. 

The 24-year-old’s antics caused several flights at Miri Airport to be delayed until midnight.

He is believed to be an off-duty crew member of the airline identified only as Chong.

The man boarded the flight headed for Kuala Lumpur together with his girlfriend.

It is unclear what transpired once onboard to provoke his actions.

On-duty flight attendants reportedly said they were powerless to stop him from opening the emergency exit and jumping out once the plane had started to move on the runway.

It is believed that Chong could face legal action.

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