Boy, 17, jumps from airplane after landing at San Francisco airport

Marco Green
August 2, 2017

Passengers of a Copa Airlines flight say a teenage boy who opened an emergency door and jumped to a tarmac was very quick and that people sitting next to him didn't have time to stop him.

A 17-year-old passenger jumped out of an airplane waiting on the tarmac after it had landed.

The incident happened at 2.30pm Tuesday after the Copa Airlines Flight 208 had just landed at the San Francisco International Airport from Panama City.

SFO spokesperson Doug Yakel confirmed that at around 2:30 p.m. a 17-year-old male US citizen on Copa Airlines flight 208 from Panama City that had landed at the airport left the aircraft through the overwing emergency exit door, jumping down to the tarmac.

The reasons that prompted the young American to open the emergency exit and rush and on the road were not yet known, according to this spokesman, Charles Sailing, who said that the incident was without effect on the traffic and that no one had been injured.

Yakel says the teenager is a USA citizen and was traveling alone.

The spokesman said that airport operations were not impacted as a result of the incident and no injuries were reported.

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