A Wings Air aircraft headed to Bima, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) from Lombok needed to make an emergency touchdown yesterday, after one passenger allegedly pulled open its emergency exit.
The aircraft, which was carrying 62 passengers, returned to Lombok Worldwide Airport solely about 20 minutes after take-off, reportedly as a consequence of “air strain hassle.”
The incident went viral on Fb after one of many passengers, recognized as DRM, posted in regards to the incident. In a reside video, DRM first alleged that one other passenger had pulled open the emergency exit, leading to a slight opening that affected the cabin’s air strain.
Nevertheless, in a follow-up put up, DRM merely wrote that “the emergency exit was not correctly closed,” including how she wasn’t positive why that was the case.
Neither airport authorities nor Wings Air have offered additional clarification for the emergency touchdown on the time of publication.
The passengers have since been placed on an alternate flight scheduled for right this moment.