PIA passenger wants to go to the bathroom but inadvertently deploys emergency slide

On 7 June, Pakistan International Airlines’ evening flight PK 702 from Manchester, U.K. to Islamabad, Pakistan departed more than six hours late after an inadvertent emergency slide deployment.

Just before departure, a passenger wanted to go to the bathroom but mistakenly took the aircraft’s door for a toilet door. She opened the armed door at the rear left of the Boeing 777-340 (AP-BHW) and deployed the emergency slide.

As a result of the inoperative door, 21 passengers had to be accommodated on other seats and 37 passengers couldn’t continue their travel to Islamabad and where offloaded.

* in this case, the airline was still allowed to operate the flight but had to reduce and reseat the passengers as the door wasn’t available anymore in case of a possible emergency evacuation.

Source: پی آئی اے پرواز میں خاتون نے بیت الخلا سمجھ کر ایمرجنسی دروازہ کھول دیا

Bart Noëth: Since 1996, I have been working in the Belgian airline industry, from a weekend job as a cabin aircraft cleaner to a flight attendant. After the demise of Sabena - in 2001, I created a website called www.luchtzak.be, originally a meeting place for plane spotters and aviation freaks. Since 2017, the website changed into a professional news site. Next to aviation, I love to travel, wine and dine and enjoy my time off(-line) with my girlfriend, friends and family. My favourite football squad is KV Mechelen, I am an Ironman 70.3 finisher and my ambition is to complete a full Ironman.
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