Person jumps out of Southwest Airlines plane at Sky Harbor Airport

An individual jumped out of a plane whereas it was taxiing at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Saturday morning, in line with a Southwest Airlines spokesperson.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, they had been notified that a person had “exited” the airplane about 8:05 a.m. Flight 4236 left Colorado Springs at 6:30 a.m. and landed in Phoenix simply earlier than 8:30 a.m., in line with the airline’s online flight tracker.

As the plane was taxiing to the gate, a buyer left the plane by means of a rear galley door, Southwest Airlines spokesperson Dan Landson mentioned.

The flight’s captain stopped the plane and notified air site visitors management. Local authorities responded to the scene and the plane continued to the gate with remaining clients and crew “shortly after,” Landson mentioned.

The Phoenix Fire Department described the particular person as a 30-year-old man. After leaving the plane, he entered the on-site fireplace station, walked right into a dormitory room and locked himself inside, division spokesman Capt. Todd Keller mentioned.

Firefighters had been in a position to get the person to unlock the door after a number of minutes. The man was evaluated, handled and brought to the hospital for a “lower extremity injury,” Keller mentioned.

The incident didn’t trigger any delays or in any other case delay airport operations, airport spokesperson Julie Rodriguez mentioned.

The Phoenix Police Department didn’t present additional particulars on the incident.

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