ATLANTA – A passenger on a Delta jet was injured Tuesday when he opened the catering door after his plane landed and jumped to the tarmac below.
The man, whose identity was not released, leaped out of a door on the right side of the Boeing 767 jet at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to Transportation Security Administration spokesman Christopher White. The man fell about 20 feet to the ground.
He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and was in fair condition, White said. He said he did not know what kind of injuries the man sustained.
Flight 1047, which had just arrived from Orlando, was at a gate on the E Concourse and was not moving when the passenger jumped at around 8:30 a.m., White said.
The man's behavior had come to the attention of the flight attendants, who had to calm him down while the plane was still in the air.
"He was agitated during the flight, but complied with the flight attendants," White said.
The plane was scheduled to depart for Cancun after the stop in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.