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Terrifying moment plane door opens mid-air after ‘passenger pulls emergency exit lever’

Footage shows the terrifying moment a plane door was opened in mid-air after a passenger grabbed the emergency exit lever.

The Asiana Airlines flight was two or three minutes from landing in Daegu, South Korea, when a man opened a cover and pulled the release, so the door opened about 200 metres above the ground, a spokesperson for the airline said.

Videos show strong winds billowing into the aircraft as other passengers grip their seats.

No one was hurt in the incident, but nine people were transferred to a nearby hospital after suffering breathing issues, a Daegu fire department official said.

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