Passenger arrested for his unruly behavior on American Airlines; used the emergency exit door to flee

An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 flight AA2551 traveling from Charlotte to Baltimore on July 1 was canceled after having unfavorable weather. The aircraft was stuck on the runway for two hours, and the cancellation was announced eventually. The flight carrying 172 passengers and six crew members had already boarded the plane but couldn’t take off.

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American Airlines flight AA2551 emergency exit opened by a man, Photo from B.Goldner

Overall scenario

After being stuck on the aircraft for at least half an hour, one of the passengers used the over-wing exit window, as there were no jet bridge operators to let the passengers out of the aircraft. The impatient passenger jumped onto the tarmac by opening the emergency exit door.

The passenger was detained immediately and was handed over to police custody. Since then, the passenger has been placed on American’s internal refuse pending further investigation.

The remaining passengers waited on board the aircraft for roughly 40 minutes before they were finally deplaned. The alternate flights were arranged for each passenger as confirmed by the airline.

But, American Airlines announced the flight was cancelled resulting the severe climatic conditions. According to an American Airlines representative, the flight from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) had been canceled after boarding was completed.

This is not the first case

On June 29, 2021, a 33-year-old, Dominguez, a Mexican citizen was detained in  same case. The traveler attempted to make a force entry into the cockpit of a Skywest aircraft transacting a flight on behalf of United Express at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The offense involves a possible penalty of twenty years in jail.

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