The incident happened at about 2:30 p.m. PT.
Passengers on a flight to San Francisco were stunned when a 17-year-old boy opened an exit door on the plane and jumped onto the wing just minutes after it landed. An airport spokesperson says the passenger, who was a US citizen, was detained by a construction crew working on the airfield and had been taken into custody.
A 17-year-old opened the emergency exit door on COPA Flight 208 and exited the aircraft onto the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport.
San Francisco airport officials say a teenage boy opened the emergency door of a plane that had just landed and jumped onto the tarmac. According to the passengers, the boy seemed too anxious and fidgety throughout the flight.
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The teen was not injured during the incident and his actions did impacted arriving flights at the airport.
The teen was tackled by employees on the runaway before he was arrested by police. Law enforcement took the teen into custody, according to the airline. "We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to support the ongoing investigation".
No other flights were affected. She tried to flee and ran towards the terminal when she was detained the by the police, CNN had reported.
"They were yelling, 'Tell the flight attendants".