Passenger tries to open door of plane mid-flight while claiming 'Jesus told her to do it' 1 month ago

Passenger tries to open door of plane mid-flight while claiming 'Jesus told her to do it'

The woman also bit a fellow passenger.

A flight in the US was forced to make an emergency landing after a passenger tried to open the door of the plane mid-flight and bit another passenger, claiming that 'Jesus told her to do it.'

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Southwest Airlines Flight 192 was travelling from Houston to Columbus on Saturday, 26 November when it was forced to make an emergency landing at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock in Arkansas.

According to a complaint in an Arkansas district court, 34-year-old Elom Agbegninou had got up during the flight and went to the back of the plane, where she began staring at the exit door.

She become frustrated when a flight attendant asked her to either use the bathroom or sit down.

Agbegninou then asked whether she could look out the window. When she was denied by the flight attendant and another attendant, she began to pull the handle of the exit door as the plane was at 37,000 feet.

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When another passenger intervened, Agbegninou bit them on the thigh and refused to disengage until her jaw was opened, Click2Houston reported.

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The woman then started hitting her head on the plane floor whilst claiming that "Jesus told her to fly to Ohio and Jesus told her to open the door."

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The bite victim, who was not identified in the complaint, is said to be suffering from PTSD after the attack and was treated with antibiotics in hospital.

"They were rushing to the back of the plane to help. I was thinking about the worst case, probably that plane will crash, but I know it's a very low probability," passenger Ding Yu told Fox 26.

Agbegninou was present at the court on Wednesday morning for the hearing but her attorney expressed concerns that it could not go ahead due to her mental state.

She said it was the first time she had flown in a while and traveled without her husband.

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She claimed in court documents that she was "very anxious" at the time of her episode, and "would not normally have done these things."

Agbegninou will likely face charges of assault and interference with a plane crew.