Passenger Decides To Exit Out Of Emergency Door While Plane Taxis On Tarmac

When a United Airlines flight began to taxi into its gate in Houston, Texas, a woman decided to depart from the aircraft through its emergency door, CNN reports. On Monday (Nov. 28), another passenger, Hampton Friedman, took a video of the situation, and said all he heard was a pop and saw the woman jump out of the plane.

Another passenger, Cathy Cole, was also left baffled by the occurrence. “I’ve flown all over the world and I’ve been on lots of really long flights and I’ve never experienced anything like this,” she said to the news site. “I have no earthly idea why she would want to do that.”

KHOU adds that although the unidentified woman will not face charges, she’ll undergo a series of psych tests. She was detained after authorities spotted her running on the tarmac. There’s still no clear reason as to the motive behind the woman’s actions.