1 arrested after jumping out of moving plane at O’Hare Airport, walking on wing

1 arrested after jumping out of moving plane at O’Hare Airport, walking on wing

CHICAGO (TOC) — An individual was arrested after Chicago police stated he pulled the emergency exit on a airplane at O’Hare Airport and slid down onto the airfield Thursday morning.

The United Airways airplane was approaching the gate at O’Hare at about 4:32 a.m. after arriving from San Diego when police stated the male passenger pulled the emergency exit.

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He then walked onto the wing of the airplane after which slid down onto the airfield, police stated. Officers then arrived on the scene and arrested him.

Costs are pending towards the passenger. Airport operations weren’t impacted by the incident.

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A United spoksperson issued a press release on the incident saying, “This morning United flight 2478 was taxiing towards the gate at Chicago O’Hare when a passenger opened an plane door and exited the airplane. Our floor crew stopped the person exterior of the plane, and the particular person is now with legislation enforcement. The airplane then arrived on the gate and all passengers deplaned safely. The security of our clients and crew is our highest precedence.”The Chicago Aviation Division launched a press release saying, “Shortly after 4:30 a.m. right now, there was an incident involving a passenger on board United flight 2478, at O’Hare Worldwide Airport inbound from San Diego. Chicago Police Division (CPD) officers responded to the plane on the gate and took the person into custody. No accidents have been reported.”

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