Woman opens emergency exit, jumps off plane

She remained luckily safe and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries in Houston

News Desk November 29, 2016

A woman opened an emergency exit and jumped off the airplane on Monday when it was moving on a runway in Houston, shocking the passengers and the crew onboard.

The incident happened when a United Airlines flight landed in Houston and was moving towards its gate at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, spokesperson Maddie King said.

"I realised when the [emergency] door popped open and a woman stepped out of it," said a passenger present inside the plane during the surprising incident.

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The woman remained luckily safe after the shocking episode and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police said she won’t face charges, however, she would be taken for a psychological evaluation.

"I've flown all over the world and I've been on lots of really long flights and I've never experienced anything like this," another passenger, Cathy Cole, said. "I have no earthly idea why she would want to do that."

The article originally appeared on CNN


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