Spirit Airlines Lands Plane When Passenger Tries To Open The Door

A Spirit Airlines flight from Cleveland to Los Angeles was diverted in Denver because a passenger tried to open an exit door.

The man exited the bathroom without his shirt before he tried to open the door. The man was held down and zip tied by people on the flight.

Spirit Airlines confirmed that the passengers were not in any danger because it is impossible to open the door in midair.

"It is important to note that opening a door inflight is impossible due to air pressure inside the cabin pinning the door against its frame with force stronger than any person could ever overcome," the company said. "Safety is our number one priority at Spirit Airlines. Law enforcement met the aircraft in Denver and took the passenger into custody. We thank the crew members and Guests who assisted for handling this situation quickly prior to arrival."

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