Passenger opens emergency exit and leaps 15ft down to the tarmac after plane landed in Mumbai before exiting the airport without being apprehended.
Jet Airways’ Chandigarh to Mumbai flight 9W469 had landed around five minutes earlier before a man, who has been named locally as Akash Jain, sprang into action.
Alarmingly he was then directed by ground staff to arrivals before entering the terminal and making his way out of Mumbai Airport.
It is reported that Jain jumped off the plane at around 3.05pm, and by 3.16pm he was caught on CCTV leaving the airport.
Shocked passengers alerted Jet Airways staff on board, but by the time they had reached the exit Jain was walking to the terminal.
A spokesperson said: “If the incident took place after the aircraft landed, why didn’t the airline security staff inform the security agencies immediately?’
“Why did they need 35 minutes to do so?”
The police’s Airport Division have confirmed they are investigating the matter, and are still trying to trace the whereabouts of the 30-year-old man.
The plane, a Boeing 737 flight had 144 passengers and five crew members on board.