A passenger was arrested after opening a plane door while it was coming in to land, reports say

Asiana Airlines A321
The incident occurred on an Asiana Airlines Airbus A321.Getty Images
  • An Asiana Airlines passenger opened a door as the plane made its approach to land, reports say.

  • A man was arrested after the flight landed safely at an airport in South Korea, CNN reported.

  • Some passengers were taken to hospital after hyperventilating, per CNN.

An airline passenger was reportedly arrested after opening a plane's door as it descended into an airport in South Korea Friday.

Multiple local outlets reported the story and a video of the incident was posted online showing wind whipping through the cabin.

The plane was an Asiana Airlines Airbus A321 from Jeju Island to Daegu International Airport with 194 passengers on board, per CNN.

Asiana Airlines and South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider.

An Asiana Airlines representative told CNN that the door appeared to have been opened by a passenger when the plane was about 700 feet from the ground.

Some passengers tried to stop the man from opening the door but he eventually partially succeeded, the Transport Ministry told ABC News.

The plane landed safely, according to local media. However, 12 people suffered minor injuries from hyperventilation and nine were taken to hospital, the Daegu Fire Department told CNN.

The Daegu Fire Department could not immediately be reached for comment by Insider.

The passenger was arrested shortly after the plane landed, several outlets reported. Asiana Airlines told BBC News that police had begun an investigation into the incident.

Last year, there were multiple reports of unruly passengers attempting to open plane doors. In one incident that occurred during a Southwest flight, the passenger said "Jesus told her to open the plane door."

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