A passenger on American Airlines flight 920 from Cali, Colombia opened the aircraft’s emergency exit door after the plane landed in Miami around 7:16 p.m. on Wednesday. He then left the Boeing 737 MAX and walked on the wing as the aircraft reached the North terminal’s gate D22.
According to American Airlines,
During deplaning in Miami, a customer on American Airlines flight 920 with service from Cali, Colombia (CLO) to MIA exited the aircraft via an emergency exit. The customer was immediately detained by law enforcement. We thank our team members and law enforcement for their professionalism and quick action.
The U.S. citizen jumped from the wing when officers arrived, and he was captured by Customs and Border Protection agents.
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It’s hardly the first time a passenger has opened the exit door of an aircraft themselves, often out of frustration over delays though sometimes because they’re just doing their best Howard Beale from the 1978 film Network. More impressive was the time a Frontier Airlines flight was delayed because someone stole the emergency exit sign from the exit row of the aircraft.
But is anyone surprised this happened on an American Airlines Miami flight?