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Teen jumps out of plane onto tarmac at SFO

03 August 2017, 01:09 | Melanie Burgess

Teen Jumps Out Of Plane's Emergency Exit Onto SFO Tarmac

The teen an American citizen was stopped by construction crew members who were working nearby. He has been detained for questioning by police and will be transported to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation. According to SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel

A teenager detained Tuesday after opening an emergency exit and jumping from a plane after it landed at San Francisco International Airport was released by Customs and Border Protection later that day and turned over to San Francisco police.

The teenager reportedly jumped out of his seat, opened the door, slid onto the wing and eventually jumped to the tarmac where he was confronted by an airfield construction crew working nearby.

Passengers said the teen seemed fidgety and anxious throughout the flight that he acted so quickly, no one had a chance to stop him.

"We just landed and then I hear some people scream ... like, 'No!'" 11-year-old passenger Andrea Sepulveda Guzman told CBS News.

It's a violation of federal law to open the doors without an instruction from crew members.

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San Francisco Airport spokesman Doug Yakel said no other flights or runways were affected by the incident.

Copa Airlines officials were not immediately available Wednesday for further comment.

"They were yelling, 'Tell the flight attendants".

Officials say the teen was not injured but was transported to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation. "The door's open. Someone jumped off, '" Crowder told the television station. "It was pretty insane". Though, a passenger named Isaac Rodrigues said that since there was no door to close, the flight attendant used her body to block the gap so that the plane could continue to the gate, reported AP.



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