Sunday, June 27, 2021

Passenger hospitalized after forcing open an emergency exit door and jumping out of moving plane at LAX

 A passenger forced open the emergency exit door of a plane and jumped out while it was taxiing away from the gate area at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday night.United Express Flight 5365, operated by SkyWest, was preparing to depart LAX for Salt Lake City, Utah, when the incident took place, the media outlet said.

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The man, who has not been named, got out of his seat and started pounding on the cockpit door, FBI officials told ABC 7.

His actions initially prompted a "hijack scare," the media outlet reported.

The passenger then jumped out of the emergency exit door while the plane was moving, officials said.

Law enforcement officials apprehended the passenger on the taxiway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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