While on final approach to Daegu Airport, an emergency exit of an aircraft was opened.
Asiana Airlines plane door was opened mid-air shortly before reaching the airport in the South Korean city of Daegu.
Some passengers have been taken to hospital suffering breathing issues due to shock.
The Airbus A321-231 (reg. HL8256) performing flight #OZ8124 was on approach to Daegu Airport when the L3 emergency exit door was opened.
The door opens inward (at least the first motion) so if there is a higher pressure inside the cabin, it can’t be opened.
However here the pressure was probably equal because the plane was at about 650 ft.
The aircraft landed safely on runway 13R and taxied to the apron.
Apparently, a male passenger intentionally opened the exit during approach. He was taken into custody.
The emergency slide was deployed and was ripped off in the airstream.