Photo: Boryspil International Airport/Instagram

Video Shows a Plane Passenger Opening the Exit Door to Take a Stroll on the Wing

News Airports + Flying
by Eben Diskin Sep 4, 2020

Unlike most exit doors, airplane exits are not to be opened by passengers under any circumstances. Certainly not because you feel like momentarily escaping the stuffiness of the plane and getting some fresh air.

On August 31, one air traveler flouted the rules, deciding to open the emergency exit herself and take a leisurely stroll on the airplane’s wing.

The incident, which was captured on video, shows an unidentified person dressed in a white top and light pink pants standing on the wing at Boryspil International Airport in Kiev. Airport crews looked on in astonishment while recording the strange spectacle. After a few minutes, the airplane’s crew brought the passenger inside.

The passenger had been traveling on a Ukraine International Airlines flight from Antalya, Turkey, to Kiev with her husband and children, and allegedly claimed she was “too hot” before opening the exit door for some fresh air. Due to the incident, she is now banned from all UIA flights.

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