Airline Passenger Opens Cabin Door, Deploys Emergency Slide

A Frontier Airlines flight scheduled to leave Cancun for St. Louis was suspended on Monday after an ill passenger opened the cabin door as the plane was taxiing and deploy the emergency slide on the taxiway.

“We were in the front row and a gentleman behind us started throwing up,” Andy Karandzieff, another passenger aboard the flight, told Fox 2. Karandzieff then said the man left his seat in a panic and began banging on the cockpit door, as the crew attempted to return him to his seat. The sick passenger left his seat again and opened the cabin door, which automatically deployed the emergency slide.

Footage taken by a third passenger, Kathleen Ingham, shows several people, including crew, trying to restrain the man in front of the opened cabin door.

Police reportedly arrived and escorted the passenger from the aircraft. He was later transported to a hospital.

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