A shocking incident occurred on an Asiana Airlines flight as it was coming in to land in Daegu, South Korea.
Video footage shows the door of the plane opening, leaving wind whipping through the cabin and terrifying passengers.
The airline confirmed that a man in his 30s, who was sitting at the emergency seat, opened the door when the aircraft was about 700 feet above the ground and two to three minutes from landing.
The plane landed safely, and the man was arrested and confessed to opening the door, but his motive remains unknown.
Violating aviation law can result in up to 10 years in prison.
Twelve people suffered minor injuries from hyperventilation, and an aviation safety supervisor was dispatched to check for any abnormalities in aircraft maintenance.
Aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas described the incident as “very bizarre” as it is technically impossible to open the doors in flight.
This article was updated 1 month ago