Man jumped from taxiing plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – .

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Man jumped from taxiing plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport – .


Southwest flight 4236 arrived safe and sound in Phoenix from Colorado Springs, Southwest Airlines said in a statement.

“Initial reports indicate that while the flight was heading for the departure gate, an onboard customer exited the plane through a back kitchen door,” Southwest Airlines spokesperson Dan Landson said. . “The captain stopped the plane and warned air traffic control (ATC). “

It is not known how the plane’s door was opened.

The Phoenix 19 Fire Hall, located at the airport, was notified of the incident around 8 a.m., Phoenix Fire Captain Todd Keller said in a statement.
The man landed on the tarmac and made his way to the fire station, entered the building and locked himself in a dormitory, Keller said.

“After a few minutes, the firefighters managed to get the adult man to open the door where he was then assessed, treated and transported to a local hospital for a lower limb injury,” added the fire captain.

Authorities responded to the incident, after which the flight “continued to its designated gate,” Southwest Airlines said.

A Phoenix Police spokesperson told CNN they “were aware of this incident and at present the investigation is underway.”

It is not known if the man will face any charges.

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