Passenger Escapes United Flight by Popping Emergency Hatch

Feb. 27, 2018

A United Airlines flight waiting to depart Newark, New Jersey, for Tampa, Florida, was delayed for about five hours on Sunday evening after a passenger allegedly opened the emergency escape hatch and exited using the inflatable slide.

United Airlines Flight 1640 was parked on the tarmac at Newark Liberty International Airport when, moments before departure, a visibly panicked passenger allegedly escaped the plane using the emergency exit. The passenger later told police that "he didn't belong on the plane because it was the wrong flight," NBC New York reported.

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