One of the passengers on board an Aeromexico aircraft was arrested after opening an emergency exit and walking on the wing of the aircraft.
The passenger, frustrated by a lengthy delay on a Guatemala-bound flight, opened an emergency exit and walked onto the wing of the aircraft. This act resulted in his arrest but also ignited a conversation about passenger rights and airline responsibility.
Details remain unclear, but reports suggest the flight experienced a significant delay, reportedly exceeding four hours, with passengers claiming limited ventilation and water access. The unnamed man then opened the emergency exit and stepped onto the wing, prompting immediate intervention from the crew and authorities. He eventually re-entered the cabin and was arrested.
While some condemn the man’s actions as reckless and endangering fellow passengers, others commend him for taking a desperate measure to draw attention to their plight. Some passengers on board reportedly supported the man, claiming his actions were driven by concern for everyone’s safety and well-being.
Visuals of the Aeroméxico Boeing B737,whose left overwing emergency exits were opened by an Aeroméxico passenger over the frustration of a delayed AeroMexico flight to Guatemala,and got arrested on a gate at Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez Ciudad de México(AICM). #aircraft https://t.co/8Vb3lxoTVr pic.twitter.com/KkaWOYvK1Y
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The plane was delayed for hours, and the man said he was trying to get attention to the airline’s poor treatment of passengers.
Aeromexico has acknowledged the occurrence and confirmed the passenger’s arrest, emphasizing their commitment to passenger safety and cooperation with authorities during the investigation. The airline has not yet publicly commented on the specific reasons for the delay.