MANCHESTER, 10 June 2019:
A Pakistan International Airlines flight from Manchester to Islamabad on Friday got badly delayed because a passenger accidentally deployed the emergency slide.
While the plane was still at the airport, she reportedly wanted to use the aircraft toilet – but made a mistake.
She apparently opened an armed door at the rear left of the Boeing 777-340 plane – which caused the emergency slide to be deployed.
As this resulted in this rear door not being available – should an evacuation be needed – safety regulations mandated passengers being moved further forward in the plane.
This seating change affected 58 passengers – with 21 allowed to continue on the delayed flight to Islamabad while another 37 had to board another flight.