A passenger who happens to be a first-flier attempts to open the rear exit door of the aircraft after mistaking it as a lavatory door during a GoAir flight from Delhi to Patna, in India. Other passengers on board the flight said the man, in his late 20s, began tugging on the door, saying he needed to use the washroom urgently.
The other passengers then alerted the crew after realizing what the man was doing, who then pursuaded the confused passenger to return to his seat.
According to Sanowar Khan, the officer in charge of the local police, there was chaos on board as the man attempted to unlock the exit door to the point that some passengers reportedly even wrestled with the man which resulted to some injuries.
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a branch of the Indian military in charge of airport security, the passenger was able to get the door unlocked, but was unsuccessful at opening it due to the cabin pressure. Reports though from GoAir said that the man was able to unlock i.
After the flight landed safely, the man was taken into custody and questioned by authorities, who deemed the incident to be a genuine mistake. “There was no ulterior motive behind his act,”.
Please be careful when opening doors inside an aircraft!