Moment American Airlines passenger, 33, opens the plane’s emergency exit and strolls onto the wing after it arrives at Miami International Airport
- Christian Segura, 33, clambered out of the emergency hatch as the American Airlines flight pulled up to the terminal
- He opened the hatch and strolled along the wing as the plane came to a stop
- Airport authorities quickly descended on the plane and arrested Segura
- He told officers he was feeling unwell and was taken to hospital for treatment
An American Airlines passenger has been arrested by police after he climbed out of the emergency hatch and walked onto the wing of the plane just moments after touch down at Miami International Airport on Wednesday.
The passenger, who was identified as Christian Segura, a 33-year-old American citizen according to police, opened the emergency hatch as the plane was taxiing towards the terminal after landing minutes prior.
Segura clambered out of the hatch and strolled along the wing of the plane as it was pulling up to stop outside the airport terminal at around 7:30pm after arriving from Colombia minutes earlier.
The man clambered out of the hatch and strolled along the wing of the plane as it was pulling up to stop outside the airport terminal
Airport authorities said the incident did not cause any delays and all other passengers on the plane were able to get off without any issues.
According to police, Segura told officers that he was not feeling well upon his arrest and he was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s emergency room after paramedics determined he had high blood pressure.
Police confirmed that he will be taken to jail once he is released from the infirmary room.
Following disembarking of the plane, an American Airlines spokesperson issued this statement: ‘We are aware of an incident involving a passenger on American Airlines flight 920 from Cali, Colombia (CLO) to Miami (MIA).
‘While customers were exiting the plane at the gate, a passenger opened the over-wing emergency exit and jumped onto the ramp.
The American Airlines flight had landed at Miami International Airport from Colombia when Segura reportedly opened the hatch
An American Airlines plane lands at the Miami International Airport in Miami, on June 16, 2021
‘The customer was immediately detained by law enforcement officials. All other customers deplaned normally.
‘We thank our team members for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.’
Segura jumped off the wing of American Airlines flight 920 when officers arrived and he was swiftly detained by agents from US Customs and Border Protection.
American Airlines and Miami International Airport have been contacted for comment.