Passengers on Pakistan Airlines open emergency door by mistake: Report
London : Over three dozen passengers aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight were offloaded after one of them opened the emergency door by mistake on the runway at the Manchester airport in the UK.
"The PIA flight, PK 702, from Manchester to Islamabad was delayed by seven hours. The departure was delayed on Friday night when a passenger erroneously opened the emergency exit causing the emergency chute to activate," Dawn quoted a PIA spokesperson as saying on Saturday.
"As per standard operating procedure, the PIA had to offload nearly 40 passengers and their luggage," he added.
The offloaded passengers were then provided transportation and a stay in the hotel. "They will be adjusted on the next available flight," he added.