In a bizarre turn of events, a man has been arrested after he recklessly opened a door on an Asiana Airlines flight while it was landing in South Korea. Despite the alarming incident, all 194 passengers onboard managed to survive the flight, which landed safely at Daegu International Airport. However, the door remained open, causing panic among the passengers. Some individuals fainted, while others experienced breathing difficulties and required hospitalization.

The man, in his 30s, claimed that he felt suffocated and wanted to disembark swiftly, citing his reason for his reckless action. According to Yonhap news agency, during questioning, the individual revealed that he was under immense stress after losing his job—an unexpected and peculiar trigger for such an incident.

The Airbus A321-200 jet, identified as Flight OZ8124, had departed from Jeju Island at around 11:45 local time. Approximately an hour later, as the plane began its descent, the male passenger opened the emergency door while the aircraft was still 250 meters from the ground. A video captured by a passenger and shared on social media showcases the alarming sight of the door ajar, with gusts of wind buffeting the seated passengers.

Flight attendants were unable to intervene as the plane was preparing to land, according to witnesses who recounted the incident to local media. The individual reportedly even attempted to jump out of the plane after opening the door, further exacerbating the chaotic situation onboard. Passengers vividly described the scene of panic and confusion, with people fainting and flight attendants urgently calling for medical assistance over the intercom.


One 44-year-old passenger shared their harrowing experience, stating, “It was chaos with people close to the door appearing to faint one by one and flight attendants calling out for doctors on board through broadcasting. I thought the plane was blowing up. I thought I was going to die like.