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‘Emotionally disturbed’ passenger tries to open door of Delta plane mid-flight


(WFLA/WNBC) – A passenger on board a Delta Airlines flight tried to open doors on the plane on Friday, forcing the pilot to declare an emergency.

Official said an emotionally disturbed woman on board Delta flight 5953 from Raleigh, North Carolina to New York’s LaGuardia tried opening the forward service door mid-flight.

The pilot declared an emergency and continued on, landing safely at LaGuardia. 

According to some passengers on the plane, the woman was screaming her head off, saying she needed to open the door and die. Her father had to pull her back to her seat.

Delta Airlines has not released a statement about the incident. 

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