26 May Daegu, South Korea

A passenger who opened an emergency exit door during a flight in South Korea was arrested and faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of violating aviation security law, according to officials. The 33-year-old told investigators that he felt suffocated and was trying to get off the plane quickly, police said. The incident slightly injured twelve people after the man was able to open the exit door of the Asiana Airlines Airbus A321-200. Passengers reported being terrified. Some testified they suffered severe ear pain and others were seen screaming and crying. A video shared on social media shows passengers’ hair being whipped by air blowing into the cabin. Normally it is not possible to open the door but the man succeeded because the plane was flying at a low altitude on approach to land and there wasn’t much difference in pressure, according to Asiana Airlines officials.