The flight passenger had accidentally opened the emergency exit door.
The authorities said Chen revealed he "waited in the aisle for 10 minutes as passengers left the plane", adding that he felt the cabin was "too stuffy and too hot".
The incident happened after flight 8L9720 had already landed in Nanjiao Airport in Mianyang City in south-western China's Sichuan Province on April 27, having flown from the city of Sanya, capital of South China's Hainan Province. As soon as he pulled it, the door was opened. He will also be fined 70,000 yuan (USD 11,000) to cover the airline's costs.
A 25-year-old Chinese he was arrested by the police after having done the inconceivable: unnecessarily opened the emergency door of the plane.
Chen claimed his innocence and said that he was unaware that his actions would open the emergency door.
Lucky Air further said an investigation, involving public security agencies, will be carried out to investigate the matter. "Before each take-off, flight attendants inform passengers about safety precautions, " PTI Beijing stated the airline as saying. The passenger, who is a bulldozer driver by profession, was traveling on a flight for the first time. In this regard, the passenger was put in a Chinese prison for 15 days and imposed a monetary penalty equivalent to 700 thousand Russian rubles.
Chen also claimed he had no idea that was the aircraft's cabin door.
The man, who said he was anxious about getting air sick, was detained for a week and fined 500 yuan after the flight was delayed for an hour.