Terror on Qantas flight as man tries to open door during landing

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Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): A man allegedly caused terror on a Qantas flight by trying to open the door of the plane, while it was coming in for landing into Sydney.

An eyewitness, who was about two rows away, said that the man was clearly agitated, and had been trying to stand up and move around the plane for about ten minutes during the descent, before reaching for the door handle.

Qantas staff somehow managed to subdue, and to reseat the man to the front section of the plane, and the flight made a normal landing, touching down at 6.05am AEST.

"The man, who was a big guy, stood up again and made a move for the middle door in the economy section," the Daily Telegraph quoted the fellow passenger on the QF2 flight from London via Bangkok as saying.

"He grabbed the handle but Qantas staff were able to restrain him.

"The incident wasn't in any way threatening, but some children did become scared and upset, and started yelling," he said.

Passengers were asked to remain in their seats for another 20 minutes before being allowed to begin to disembark.

Police are now questioning the man, though a Qantas spokeswoman was unable to confirm whether the crew had to restrain the man on the QF2 flight from London via Bangkok.

"We don't have any details of anybody trying to open a door," she said.

"There was a disruptive passenger, but none of our staff has said that he was trying to open a door.

"The passenger and the crew are currently in discussions with the police," she added. (ANI)

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