USA teen exits plane via emergency door and slides down wing

The plane a Boeing 737 had been waiting to taxi to its arrival gate when the teen opened an emergency exit jumped out and ran away

The plane a Boeing 737 had been waiting to taxi to its arrival gate when the teen opened an emergency exit jumped out and ran away

A teenage passenger on a flight that landed at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday left the plane through an emergency exit and has been detained, according to authorities.

The teenager reportedly jumped out of his seat, opened the door, slid onto the wing and eventually jumped to the tarmac where he was confronted by an airfield construction crew working nearby.

Copa Airlines Flight 208 had arrived from Panama City.

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'It was as if he was like flying out, like it was really fast, ' passenger Sophia Gibson told San Jose television station KNTV.

Local media say the aircraft had just touched down, when the 17-year-old boy forced opened the emergency exit door and leapt to the ground. "The door's open. Someone jumped off, '" Crowder told the television station.

There was no word immediate as to why the teen left the plane.

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The teen, a USA citizen, was accosted by a construction crew working nearby on the airfield. Relay the message back. A flight attendant stood in front of the open exit to ensure people did not fall out while leaving the plane, he said. "It was pretty insane".

Passengers who witnessed the incident said the teenager, who was travelling alone, was "anxious and fidgety" on the flight.

Also, he said, at the time of the antics the guy was in a state of emotional distress, but fortunately the injuries he had received, we also know that the teenager is a U.S. citizen and travelling alone.

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No other flights were affected.

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