A passenger on a trip from Colombia to Miami was captured after exiting the plane before it arrived at the terminal.
According to authorities, the passenger unlocked an emergency door and jumped onto the aircraft’s wing as it approached its allotted gate.
It happened around 7:16 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to Local 10 News, the person who departed the plane was 33-year-old Christian Segura, an American citizen.
American Airlines flight 920 had just arrived at Miami International Airport from Cali, Colombia, according to police.
When authorities came, Segura leaped off the wing and was apprehended.
He was seized by US Customs and Border Protection authorities, according to police.
According to authorities, the event caused no delays, and all other passengers on the plane were able to disembark without difficulty.
American Airlines issued the following statement:
“We are aware of an incident involving a passenger on American Airlines flight 920 from Cali, Colombia (CLO) to Miami (MIA).
While customers were exiting the plane at the gate, a passenger opened the over-wing emergency exit and jumped onto the ramp. The customer was immediately detained by law enforcement officials. All other customers deplaned normally. We thank our team members for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”