in a hurry to get off his plane, he opens an emergency exit and jumps onto the tarmac

A United Airlines plane, à  Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, October 5, 2020. ILLUSTRATION PHOTO - Daniel SLIM / AFP

A United Airlines plane at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on October 5, 2020. ILLUSTRATION PHOTO – Daniel SLIM / AFP

Funny scene at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in early May. After United Airlines flight 2478 from San Diego landed early in the morning on Thursday 5th, a man wanted to leave the plane before all the passengers.

As the aircraft taxied to its assigned gate to disembark, a 57-year-old passenger decided to open an emergency exit, slide down the wing and jump onto the tarmac. United Airlines, in a statement, confirmed the incident.

“Our ground crew arrested the individual outside the plane. (…) The plane then arrived at the boarding gate and all passengers disembarked safely,” writes the company. .

“He tried to guide the plane to the gate”

According to the police, the incident took place shortly before 5 a.m., as the plane approached the Terminal 1 gate. Several American media, including the Associated Press, report that when the individual on the tarmac, “he tried to guide the plane towards the gate”.

The 57-year-old man, a Californian, was taken into custody by Chicago police.

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