A newbie airplane passenger did the unthinkable by opening the emergency exit of the plane as it was about to take off because he wanted to receive ‘fresh air.’
The incident happened during Xiamen Air flight from Hangzhou to Chengdu, China earlier on Sunday. The first-time flyer’s action caused panic among other passengers, who incredibly took photos of the blunder and posted them online before alerting the crew.
In one of the pictures posted online, the man can be seen poking his head out of the supposed ‘window’ (above).
The stewardess on board later explained to the ignorant passenger that the ‘window’ he opened is actually a door for emergency exits only. The maintenance team rushed to repair the damage, and the flight took off on time.
The airline has since indicated that they will not penalize the passenger because it was his first time on a plane.
Video of the passengers’ photos can be seen below.