Teenager arrested for opening plane emergency door and sliding down wing

Teenager arrested for opening plane emergency door and sliding down wing

A Copa Airlines Flight 208 crew member closed the emergency door and the plane taxied to its gate, where all remaining passengers alighted without incident, the Panama-based airline said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Right as the plane landed, a kid opened the emergency exit, jumped out onto the wing and then slipped off", said Matt Crowder of Atherton, who was on the plane. The teen was a male USA citizen, airport spokesman Doug Yakel told CBS in San Francisco. The teen was not injured, but was transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

No runways or other flights were affected, Yakel said. Police are questioning passengers who were onboard the flight.

Sophia Gibson, of San Jose, California, said people sitting next to him were shocked when he jumped out of the plane and onto the wing.

The boy reportedly started running on the tarmac before being intercepted by construction workers.

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"Just a standard landing and then everyone started noticing that I was sitting behind the mid emergency exit door and everyone noticed that the door had come off", passenger Sebastian Tamarelle said.

Passengers said the teen seemed fidgety and anxious throughout the flight that he acted so quickly, no one had a chance to stop him. "We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to support the ongoing investigation".

"People were yelling, 'Tell the flight attendants".

Yakel says the plane went to its assigned gate and all passengers got off the flight without incident.

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