Few days back on a domestic flight a nut tried to open the emergency exit of the plane while the aircraft was still in air. When the attendant tried to dissuade and eventually subdue the nut, the nut hit back. The attendant raised a commotion shouting for help. Few fellow passengers actually responded to the call and one of them was Chris Llewellyn.
However on the radio somebody reported that Ashley Roth had helped subdue a man who announced that he had a bomb as a Delta Airlines flight was landing in Los Angeles. Roth called in to New York radio station Hot 97 on Thursday morning to clarify the report and deny that it was him who help calm down the situation.
Roth confirmed that it was Chris Llewellyn instead.Â Llewellyn told the Los Angeles Times that he confronted the man and jumped to action. “The suspect was yelling, ‘Don’t come near me. I have a bomb. I have a bomb.’ I thought this guy was going to open the door. I was thinking, ‘I’m not going to go down with the plane,’ “.
Chris Llewellyn is a guitarist by profession.
So now next time you see an attendant call for help inside a plane, do your bit. But lets clear some myth about aero planes emergency exit doors. If the air craft is at quite a height, then the air pressure and cabin pressure would not make it feasible for someone to open the exit door mid flight. No single man has the ability to over come that pressure. So don’t worry too much about it if some nut on the same flight as you decides he needs to suddenly let open the door.
Second, if the flight is near the ground, meaning there is less cabin pressure and air pressure, then even if the exit door is opened, it will not be fatal.
This particular Delta flight was preparing to land when the incident happened.