Passenger Who Escaped from Plane via Emergency Door Arrested
By: Staff Reporter
Cynthia McKnight opened the main boarding door, which deployed the emergency slide on American Eagle Flight 3933 at the Buffalo Airport on Tuesday April 19th, 2022, according to American Airlines.
American Airlines released the following statement:
“Shortly after pushback from the gate at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) on April 19, American Eagle Flight 3933, with service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), returned to the gate due to a disruptive customer. Prior to reattaching the jet bridge, the disruptive customer opened the main boarding door, which deployed the emergency slide, and exited the aircraft onto the ramp. The individual was quickly apprehended by local law enforcement and has been placed on American’s internal refuse list pending further investigation. We thank our team members for their professionalism and action to ensure the safety of our customers and crew.”
Cynthia McKnight faces a number of charges including disorderly conduct, harassment, trespass and criminal mischief.