Story at a glance

  • An American Airlines passenger is in police custody in Miami.
  • Police allege Christian Segura, 33, opened the emergency exit door and climbed onto the wing of the plane as it taxied on the runway.
  • The flight had landed at 7:16 p.m. after flying from Colombia to Miami.

An American Airlines passenger is in police custody after he climbed onto the wing of the plane as it taxied on the runway.

The flight from Colombia to Miami had just landed at about 7:16 p.m. Wednesday when police allege Christian Segura, 33, opened the emergency exit door and climbed onto the wing of the plane, according to Local 10 News.

When police arrived on the scene at Miami International Airport, Segura jumped off the wing and was detained by ​​U.S. Customs and Border Protection before being transferred into the custody of the Miami-Dade Police Department.


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Segura was brought to Jackson Memorial Hospital after stating he didn’t feel well, and police said his blood pressure was determined to be high. He was brought to jail upon being released from the hospital in stable condition.

“We are aware of an incident involving a passenger on American Airlines flight 920 from Cali, Colombia (CLO) to Miami (MIA),” American Airlines told Local 10 News in a statement.

“While customers were exiting the plane at the gate, a passenger opened the over-wing emergency exit and jumped onto the ramp. The customer was immediately detained by law enforcement officials. All other customers deplaned normally. We thank our team members for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”


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Published on Sep 30, 2021