Flight Delayed For Hours After Passenger Mistook The Emergency Exit Door For The Bathroom

A Pakistan International Airlines flight from Manchester, U.K. to Islamabad, Pakistan, departed more than six hours late after the emergency slide deployed.

Just before departure, a passenger wanted to go to the bathroom but mistakenly thought the aircraft’s door was the door for the bathroom. She opened the armed door at the rear left of the Boeing 777-340 and deployed the emergency slide.

Twenty-one passengers had to be moved to other seats and 37 passengers couldn’t continue their travel and were taken off the plane.

The airline was still allowed to operate the flight but had to reduce and reseat the passengers because​ the door wasn’t available anymore in case of a possible emergency evacuation.

Source: Passenger mistakes exit door for toilet on PIA flight | The Express Tribune

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