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Lionair passenger tries to open exit door

Old 29th Jun 2019, 15:33
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Lionair passenger tries to open exit door

Hong Kong and Chinese media reporting the following incident at Bangkok.

Chinese media was reporting that a Chinese tourist had been escorted off a Thai Lion Air flight after he opened the emergency door of an aircraft as it was preparing to take off at Don Muang Airport earlier this week.



Stories on the China Morning Post site and other media said police entered the plane and took the man away along with his luggage.



They said that fellow passengers were shocked when he pulled the lever of the door down.



The man claimed that he didn't know he was doing anything wrong.



Manager said it was identified on Flightview.com as flight number SL 940 to Wuhan in central China. It eventually took off nearly two hours late at 8.47 pm from a scheduled departure time of 6.55 pm.



There were no other details and no comment on the incident from Lion Air.



Thee have been instances of Chinese passengers opening or trying to open doors in the past and one woman famously three coins into a jet engine for good luck.
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/soci...emergency-exit
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Fighting for that last gasp of fresh air before return to China...
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Fighting for that last gasp of fresh air before return to China...
In Bangkok?
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Obviously the passenger made a mistake, but my question is:

Being in an exit row next to the door, has the passenger been briefed by the crew about operating the door?

My guess is that this happened early during the taxi and before the safety briefing. The passenger may also have not been fluent in English and thought that was a convenient hand hold for pulling himself into a standing position.
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Originally Posted by cee cee
Obviously the passenger made a mistake, but my question is:

Being in an exit row next to the door, has the passenger been briefed by the crew about operating the door?

My guess is that this happened early during the taxi and before the safety briefing. The passenger may also have not been fluent in English and thought that was a convenient hand hold for pulling himself into a standing position.
I have paxed on many Lionair and Air Asia flights.

The emergency exits are regarded as premium seats.

Never heard or seen a briefing on them.

Cabin crew often have enough on their plate getting everyone seated and luggage stowed without having to explain emergency procedures which are ignored or not understood.

Chinese passengers are a law unto themsleves.

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