South Korea’s Asiana Airways bans emergency seats after door opens


South Korea’s Asiana Airways has stopped promoting some emergency exit row seats after a passenger opened an emergency exit door earlier than considered one of its airplane had landed.

Airbus A321 of Asiana Airways, of which a passenger opened a door on a flight shortly earlier than it landed, is pictured at an airport in Daegu, South Korea. {Photograph}: Yonhap through Reuters

This occurred on an A321-200 airplane carrying practically 200 passengers because it approached the runway at Daegu Worldwide Airport. The plane landed safely, nobody was significantly injured, and no harm occured, however a number of passengers needed to go to hospital.

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The airline advised the AFP information company that as a security precaution, emergency exit seats on its 14 A321-200 jets will now not be out there for passengers, even when flights are full. 

It’s unclear how will this motion will forestall passengers in different seats from making an attempt to open emergency doorways.

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