Man who terrified passengers by opening aircraft door midair ‘wanted to get off quickly’

Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — A man who opened the emergency door of an Asiana Airlines plane just before landing on Friday afternoon told police that he felt suffocated and wanted to get off the plane quickly.

The door of the jet opened as it was coming in to land in Daegu, South Korea, leaving wind whipping through the plane’s cabin as terrified passengers gripped their armrests, video of the incident shows.

Forecast Update

FIRST WARN FORECAST: 80s will be the rule this Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2023 @ 5:43 pm

News 8 Now First Warn Meteorologist Erik Dean has the latest 8-Day Forecast.

Plan my day

Light rain. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 50s.
Mostly clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.