Teenager Jumps Out of Plane As it Lands

Teen detained after jumping from plane at SFO

The Copa Airlines flight from Panama City was taxiing to its gate at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon when the teen "unexpectedly" left via the exit door, the airline company said in a statement.

Passengers say the 17-year-old U.S. citizen, who was traveling alone, had appeared "anxious" and "fidgety" throughout the Copa Airlines flight from Panama City, per KGO and the San Jose Mercury News. The plane went to the assigned gate and all the passengers were de-boarded safely.

The teen was not injured during the incident and his actions did impacted arriving flights at the airport.

17-year-old boy jumped out of a plane during landing at the airport of San Francisco.




After "be taken out of the device on the apron", the young man has been apprehended by the maintenance workers and then transferred to officers of the border police, according to Mr Shipping, which described this kind of incidents very rare. The passenger has been taken into custody by law enforcement. "We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to support the ongoing investigation". It's unclear why he jumped from the plane.

Passengers said the teen seemed fidgety and anxious throughout the flight that he acted so quickly, no one had a chance to stop him. She tried to flee and ran towards the terminal when she was detained the by the police, CNN had reported.

"They were yelling, 'Tell the flight attendants. The door's open. Someone jumped off, '" he says.

The teenager, who has not been named, then slid down the wing onto the tarmac after it landed on Tuesday.

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