‘Emergency exit open’ 30s, “I just wanted to get out of the car quickly”…arrest warrant
Yesterday, a plane headed from Jeju to Daegu was about to land when an emergency door opened 200 meters above the ground.
Police, who arrested and are investigating the man in his 30s who opened the door, plan to apply for an arrest warrant after securing his statement that he wanted to get off the plane quickly because he was frustrated.
For more details, let’s go to our reporter, Kim Geun-woo!
Yes, this is the Daegu Gyeongbuk News Center.
The police have finished their initial investigation of the suspect, right?토토사이트
Yes, the suspect, 33-year-old Lee Mo, refused to give a statement after his arrest yesterday, complaining of shortness of breath and other symptoms of anxiety,
police have today (27th) completed their initial investigation and released his statement.
Mr. Lee said he had recently lost his job and was under stress, and that he opened the emergency door because the plane was stuffy and he wanted to get off quickly.
It was also reported that Mr. Lee’s anxiety had increased after he broke up with his girlfriend, but this was not confirmed by the police.
Based on these statements, police plan to apply for an arrest warrant for Lee after further investigation.
Lee is suspected of yanking open an emergency door on an Asiana Airlines passenger plane that had departed Jeju Airport and was about to land at Daegu Airport at around 12:30 p.m. yesterday (June 26).
There were a total of 200 people on the plane, including 194 passengers and six crew members, nine of whom were taken to the hospital for breathing difficulties, but have now all been released.
It was a freak accident, but what kind of punishment will they face?
Yes, the police have charged Mr. Lee with violating the Aviation Security Act.
The Aviation Security Act makes it punishable by up to 10 years in prison for tampering with any door, exit, or device with the intent to impair the security or operation of an airplane.
There is no fine, so if the charges are confirmed, it will be difficult to avoid imprisonment.
There are also significant civil liabilities, including compensation.
Not only will the victims be compensated, but the airline will also be required to pay damages as the aircraft was grounded for a long period of time.
Separately, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport is planning to send four aviation safety inspectors to Daegu Airport to check the situation of the accident and investigate whether the crew members followed safety rules.
This is the latest from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Bureau.