Woman Opens Plane Emergency Door Because It Was "Too Stuffy"

The plane had to be delayed for an hour.

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A woman was recently detained by authorities for opening an emergency plane door because she needed "a breath of fresh air"

Image via Weibo/SCMP

The plane was about to takeoff from Wuhan to Lanzhou, China on Monday, 23 September.

A video of the incident went viral on social media, South China Morning Post reported.

Cabin crew had approached passengers seated near the emergency doors to brief and remind them not to touch the button that would open it

Image via The Sun UK

However, the woman in her 50s proceeded to ignore the warning and opened the door.

When questioned, the passenger claimed that it was "too stuffy".

The plane had to be delayed for an hour after the incident, while the woman was taken in for questioning.

Watch a video of the incident below:

Unfortunately, this is not the first time passengers have opened a plane's emergency door:

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