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Suicidal Passenger Tries To Open Plane Door During Delta Airlines Flight

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Suicidal Passenger Tries To Open Plane Door During Delta Airlines Flight

A Delta passenger tried to open a plane door during a flight from North Carolina to New York, causing the pilot to declare an emergency while descending to LaGuardia Airport. 

According to The New York Post, the “suicidal” passenger attempted to open the aircraft’s forward service door mid-flight and said she wanted to end her life on Flight 5935. Another passenger, Stacy Herbert, described the scene on her Twitter account:

“A young woman in perhaps her early twenties became suicidal and tried to open the door of plane as we descended into LGA. Her father pulled her from the door. She was screaming her head off that she needed to open the door and die.”

Herbert added that the woman was sitting behind her before she went into distress.

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“I wasn’t scared as I knew the door could not be opened but her shrieks were terrifying. And she was sitting behind us so when she was pulled back to her seat it was awful to see her suicidal distress.”

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The entire incident was recorded on live air traffic audio after the pilot took off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

“We just had a mentally disturbed passenger tried to open the forward door, Everything is under control now. We’re going to be taxiing to the gate.”

The flight landed safely around 1:35 p.m. and the woman was taken into police custody.

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