During a domestic flight operated by Asiana Airlines, an airplane door was ripped open, leading to six passengers suffering from shortness of breath. The incident occurred shortly before landing at Daegu Airport, prompting the immediate transportation of the affected individuals to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, no severe injuries or fatalities were reported, and authorities have initiated a police investigation based on a passenger’s statement regarding the mishandling of an emergency exit lever.
Passenger Distress and Medical Response:
As the plane prepared to land at Daegu Airport on Friday at 12:45 p.m., the airplane door unexpectedly ripped open. This development caused distress among the passengers, resulting in six individuals experiencing shortness of breath. Prompt action was taken, and these passengers were swiftly transported to a nearby hospital for further medical evaluation and treatment.
Flight Details and Safety Measures:
The domestic flight, carrying 194 passengers, originated from Jeju Island and was en route to Daegu Airport. Although the door incident caused alarm, Daegu Airport authorities confirmed that no severe injuries or deaths occurred as a direct result of the incident. Safety protocols and measures were promptly implemented to ensure the well-being of all passengers on board.
Student Athletes Among the Passengers:
Reports indicate that among the passengers on the flight were student athletes who were traveling to participate in the upcoming National Junior Sports Festival set to begin in the neighboring city of Ulsan. The incident likely caused disruption and unexpected stress for these athletes, potentially impacting their preparations and participation in the sporting event.
Ongoing Investigation and Asiana Airlines’ Response:
Asiana Airlines’ spokesperson has confirmed that a police investigation is currently underway. The investigation centers around a passenger’s statement alleging the mishandling of an emergency exit lever, which resulted in the door being ripped open. Asiana Airlines will fully cooperate with the authorities to determine the exact cause of the incident and prevent similar occurrences in the future.