United Airlines Passenger Arrested for Walking on Wing While Taxiing

Chicago Police arrested a person early Thursday after walking out onto the wing of a moving plane on the runway at O’Hare International Airport.

United Airlines, in a statement published on WGN, confirmed that the incident happened inside United flight 2478.

Around 4:30 a.m., Chicago police said in a report by NBC Chicago, that the jet was nearing a gate when the unnamed passenger used the emergency escape to walk onto the wing.

After the sudden stunt, the unnamed passenger fell down the wing and onto the runway.

Passengers of the United flight 2478, however, safely deplaned after the incident. 

United Airlines said the unidentified traveler is now in the hands of Chicago police.

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