Passenger on Pakistan-Manchester flight mistakenly opens emergency exit door

Islamabad : A woman passenger sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.

It has happened in a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight.

The spokesperson of the national carrier said the plane was on the runaway of the Manchester airport early Saturday when the woman pressed the button, opening the emergency exit door.

“The PIA flight, PK 702, from Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by seven hours. The departure was delayed on Friday night when a passenger erroneously opened the emergency exit causing the emergency chute to activate,” said a PIA spokesperson.

About 40 passengers were offloaded along with their luggage as per standard operating procedure after the incident.

The passengers were provided transportation and hotel accommodation and later on adjusted on other flight.

PIA chief executive Air Marshal Arshad Malik ordered an inquiry into the incident.

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