This news raises the question of how an airplane door can be opened so easily in the sky.
There were also flight attendants on board, so why couldn’t they have prevented the man from opening the door.
When an airplane leaves the runway and climbs above a certain altitude, the door will not open even if you pull the lever.
This is due to the difference between the outside atmospheric pressure and the cabin pressure, and at a cruising altitude of 12,000 meters, the pressure on the door is about 14 tons.
However, on the Asiana airliner that crashed today (June 26), the emergency door opened at an altitude of about 200 meters before landing.
As the difference in internal and external air pressure decreased, it was possible for the passenger, described as a man in his 30s with a strong build, to force the door open.
The emergency exit door does not have a separate lock, as passengers need to escape quickly in the event of a fire, etc.
[Asiana Airlines official: In case of an emergency, the doors are made in such a way that any physically fit person can open them. In case of an (emergency) landing, we open the emergency doors and the slides unfold so that we can all escape together….]먹튀검증
It is also questionable that there was no restraint by the flight attendants while the passenger opened the door without permission.
Asiana Airlines said, “The flight attendants were seated because the plane was landing,” adding, “The accident airliner was a small aircraft and the crew seats were on the other side of the plane, not where the open door was, so it was difficult to respond immediately.”
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has dispatched inspectors to the scene at Daegu Airport to confirm the details of the accident and whether there were any problems with the airline’s response, and is also investigating the arrested passenger.
Under the Aviation Security Act, tampering with doors, exits, etc. is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.