And Korea’s Yonhap news agency, citing the aviation industry, reported on Friday that a plane bearing flight number OZ8124 belonging to Asiana Airlines, which left Jeju airport at 11:49 a.m. today, saw its door suddenly opened before landing at Daegu airport in southeast Korea at 12:45 p.m.
According to a video clip depicting the moment, strong winds entered the plane, causing the seats to vibrate and the passengers’ hair to be scattered.
All 194 passengers are unharmed, while those who had difficulty breathing were taken to hospital by ambulance, and no one lost consciousness.
Among the passengers were several primary and middle school students who are taking part in the national youth sports competition scheduled for Saturday in Ulsan.
The mother of a 12-year-old pupil said the children were shaking and crying in shock.
A company official said: “A passenger near the emergency exit said he moved the emergency exit handle, and police are investigating to find out the exact cause of the accident.”
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