Woman Opens Taxiing Airplane's Exit Door and Jumps

After landing at a Houston airport, a female passenger was caught on video opening an emergency exit and making a run for it.
1:28 | 11/29/16

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Now to something you don't see every day. A bizarre incident at a Houston airport. That right there is a passenger running along the tarmac after jumping from the plane's emergency exit and linsey Davis is here and linsey, I have to ask you how could see even do that in a hard one to believe. The kind of stuff typically reserved for Hollywood and nightmares which is why passengers were stunned when a fellow passenger popped open the emergency door and the question this morning is why. Passengers on this jet were stunned. The lady on this flight just opened the door and jumped out. Reporter: The flight landed in Houston from New Orleans but not at the gate. The emergency door gone. As well as a passenger. She was seen spotted on video obtained by KPRC running across the tarmac toward the terminal. But authorities quickly realized this is not a threat, but a medical case. Psychiatric problem. Airport response team 92. Reporter: The woman was hospitalized overnight. Frankly it's been a fear. I always watch the emergency doors and, you know, it's pretty frightening that somebody could do something like that. Reporter: Now for those worried about it happening midflight fear not, the emergency door cannot open while the plane is midflight. When it is in the air at altitude and when it's traveling at a high speed the cabin is pressurized and it's that pressure that makes it impossible to open the door but still a fearful moment for a lot of people on the plane, yeah. Thanks very much.

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