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Man Attempts To Open Airplane Door Mid-Flight, This Is What Happened Next

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| July 9 , 2017 , 16:49 IST

When a 23-year-old man attempted to pry open an exit door on a Delta Air Lines flight mid-air, the flight attendants and other passengers resorted to anything and everything in order to subdue the man and prevent the door from opening.

An hour into the Seattle to Beijing flight, Joseph Hudek IV rose from his first-class seat, walked to the bathroom and 2-minutes later, lunged towards the forward right exit door of the aircraft, grabbed the handle and pulled!

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Immediately, two flight attendants tried to stop Hudek and called for backup as he pushed them away and kept trying to force the door open. A flight attendant called a 'Code 3' and asked for help from passengers as well to subdue Hudek while the plane swung back towards Seattle.

Hudek punched one of the passengers in the face and continued to attempt to open the door. A flight attendant smashed wine bottles over Hudek's head but to no avail.

Finally, when Hudek was greatly outnumbered he was subdued and held down in the galley, with his limbs tied down as the attendants attempted to return the exit door lever to its original position.

The US Attorney's Office has charged Hudek with interfering with a flight crew.