Teenager exits plane via emergency door and slides down wing

An airplane is seen on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday

LOS ANGELES | A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday after opening the door of an emergency evacuation of an airplane and jumped on the track just after landing in San Francisco, indicated to the AFP a spokesman of the airport.

Copa Flight 208 had just landed at 2:30 p.m. today and was waiting to taxi to its arrival gate.

He says the teenager is a US citizen and appeared to be in emotional distress during the flight.

He says no runways or flights were affected and that the unidentified boy wasn't injured.

Photos from inside the plane show concerned crew and passengers gathered around the open emergency door, and a brief video below shows the plane sitting on the runway with that door open.

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A passenger has opened an aeroplane door and jumped out prior to the plane arriving at the terminal in San Francisco.

The boy reportedly started running on the tarmac before being intercepted by construction workers. The teen was a passenger on a Boeing 737 from Panama City. According to the passengers, the boy seemed too anxious and fidgety throughout the flight.

A teenager is in custody in San Francisco after jumping from a moving Boeing 737 on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday, authorities said. Relay the message back. Passengers said there was a big commotion when they noticed one of the exit doors was wide open.

Passenger Isaac Rodrigues said a flight attendant used her body to block the gap where the door had been until the plane was at the gate.

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