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Airline Passenger Opens Emergency Exit And Climbs Wing



Clear Facts

  • A Southwest Airlines passenger opened the emergency exit and climbed onto the wing of the plane at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
  • The passenger was caught on the tarmac and taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
  • There are no criminal charges in connection with the incident, and the investigation has been referred to federal authorities.

A Southwest Airlines passenger was taken to a hospital for evaluation after opening the plane’s emergency exit hatch and climbing onto the wing on Sunday, according to officials. The incident occurred at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport while the plane was still at the skyway and not moving, as reported by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The reason behind the passenger’s decision to open the emergency exit remains unclear. “He was caught on the tarmac, and transported to a local hospital for evaluation,” the sheriff’s office stated. However, officials did not disclose the nature of the hospitalization.

NBC News has reached out to the sheriff’s office for more details on the incident. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed that there are no criminal charges connected to the event, and the investigation has been referred to federal authorities.

Southwest Airlines announced that after a brief delay, the flight eventually took off for Atlanta and continued to its final destination in Baltimore. “We commend our flight and ground crews for their swift action and apologize to our customers for their inconvenience,” the airline said in a statement.

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport confirmed that there was an incident involving “a Southwest Airlines passenger’s unauthorized deplaning of the aircraft,” but deferred further comment to the sheriff’s office.

Clear Thoughts

Once again, we witness the unsettling behavior of a Southwest Airlines passenger, who opened the emergency exit and climbed onto the wing at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. While there are no criminal charges tied to this bizarre incident, it raises concerns about the mental state of some individuals boarding flights.

This highlights the urgent need for better pre-boarding screening processes to protect passengers and crew from unpredictable and potentially dangerous situations. Southwest Airlines, along with all carriers, must prioritize safety and invest in measures to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future.

Let us know what you think, please share your thoughts in the comments below.




  1. Concrete Cowboy

    November 28, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    I’m always against income taxes, but I’m also wondering why people that make their money in the way described above, shouldn’t pay taxes on their their income(s). You know….Like the rest of us. The issue here is more a question of
    tax rates.

    • moon

      November 30, 2023 at 2:31 pm

      what does your comment have to do with an idiot climbing on an airplane wing.

  2. Ron Soldano

    November 29, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    What do I think ?
    there are too many mentally ill people walking around undiagnosed.

    As much as I don’t like saying this, this is going to fall on the airlines to prescreen people before they board a plane.
    I honestly don’t care that they’re mentally ill, one way or the other, but when they put everyone else’s life at risk, then I have a real problem with them.

    • William Burke

      November 29, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      While I generally agree very much with you, there is no such thing as “mental illness”, because the human mind is not a physical thing. Only physically tangible things can suffer illness.

      If a brain has a physical issue, then it’s a brain disease. A mind cannot suffer illness.

      • Joe Smith

        November 29, 2023 at 11:55 pm

        Your semantics effort is not funny, William Burke. Psychologists and psychiatrists have agreed on terms used in the expression, “mental illness.” Brain surgeons and other biologists also concur with that. Go find some topic about which you have knowledge, before exposing yourself as such an incompetent and neurotic individual.

  3. Edward Mead

    November 29, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    It sure seems like there are more and more of these “incidents” lately. Are there that many troubled people or is something involving the airplane triggering them?

  4. Colleen

    November 29, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    I don’t fly and try never to be in an overly crowded place that has no good clear exit. Too many crazies out there and I wouldn’t want to be trapped in a tin can flying around when one of them freaks out!

  5. Jeremy

    November 30, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Perhaps the true results of the Democrat controlled education system are starting to show…

    • Bill Garbee

      December 3, 2023 at 10:32 pm

      It was bound to happen…. :o(

  6. Bob

    January 17, 2024 at 5:47 pm

    I don’t think this was a mentally ill citizen. I think it was an illegal who just thought he didn’t want to be on that plane and opened the door and left. These people don’t have any clue about how our systems work. And they are putting our USA citizens in great jeopardy since they come here and get everything free. Clueless!


    February 4, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    All I hope is that there is an airline list somewhere that his name can be added to so that he is banned by ALL AIRLINES from flying with any of them.

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