Thursday, April 11, 2019

El Al passenger Fed Up With 4 & 1/2 Delay opens emergency door, tries to jump out at JFK

An emotional challenged passenger on El Al flight LY001 traveling from Israel to JFK opened one of the plane’s emergency doors and attempted to jump off the plane on Wednesday. The plane had just landed in New York. 
The plane was delayed 4 1/2 hours in Israel and the emotional challenged passenger required medical attention and medication.
Crew members who noticed the man grabbed him and prevented him from leaping out of the Boeing 747, thereby saving his life.
Alert crew members on an El Al jumbo jet grabbed a passenger Wednesday who opened an emergency door and tried to jump out after the plane landed at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport.
Flight LY001 from Tel Aviv to New York arrived at the gate and the roughly 400 passengers were leaving the Boeing 747 when the unidentified passenger opened an emergency exit door and tried to jump out, the Ynet news site reported.
“A passenger with American citizenship opened one of the rear passenger doors that are not intended for passengers,” El Al said in a statement.

“Two El Al crew members who noticed the passenger were cool and resourceful when they grabbed the passenger who was hanging from the door and prevented him from jumping from a great height and thus saved his life,” El Al said.
The distance to the concrete ground from the door of a Boeing 747-400, the aircraft normally used on the flight to New York, is about 5.2 meters (17 feet).
An El Al ground crew worker who witnessed the incident then brought a ladder. The passenger reportedly scrambled down the ladder and tried to flee, but was apprehended by security and detained for questioning.
El Al’s CEO Gonen Usishkin praised the crew for “preventing a serious incident and the loss of human life.”

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