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Scare on Vietnam Airlines flight as passenger tries to open door

Passenger attempts to open exit door midway through a Vietnam Airlines flight to Sydney.
Vietnam Airlines. Image by ERIC SALARD / CC BY-SA 2.0

A man on a Vietnam Airlines flight en route to Sydney was tackled and restrained by fellow passengers after reportedly trying to open one of the aircraft’s exit doors midflight. One of the passengers involved said he was woken by ‘loud panicked screaming’, before noticing someone trying to open the exit door. The restrained man was escorted from Sydney Airport and has undergone a medical assessment. Enquiries into the incident continue. Read more: abc.net.au