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Lufthansa Flight Diverted After Passenger Tries To Open Door At 38,000ft Just To Smoke


An international flight was forced to divert after a passenger tried to open a door at 38,000 feet – so he could have a smoke.

Officials said that Sunday’s Vancouver-bound Lufthansa flight was forced to divert from Munich to Hamburg where the passenger, who had been behaving increasingly erratically, was removed.

And Hamburg police confirmed that a rescue crew, including a doctor, met the man and diagnosed him with a mental disorder.

He was taken to a local psychiatric facility. There has been no active police investigation into the

Passenger Dan Iosch, from Vancouver, told cbcnews : “It was reported that there was a man in the back of the plane screaming and yelling and apparently tried to open the back door of the aircraft at 38,000 feet.”

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“Apparently at the beginning of the flight he was being a little difficult, but they decided to take off,” he continued.

“I guess once we got in the air he got more and more agitated and he tried to light up a cigarette. He was yelling and screaming.”

The man was then forcefully escorted from the Airbus A340-600 by paramedics and other officials.

The flight’s arrival in Vancouver was delayed by three hours.

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