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Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Incident: Man charged for opening door, walking on wing as United Airlines plane taxis

CHICAGO, Illinois – A man opened an emergency exit for a United Airlines aircraft, walked into a wing as the plane was heading to Chicago O’Hare International Airport and jumped onto the tarmac early Thursday, police said.

The United Airlines plane was approaching the gate at O’Hare at about 4:32 p.m. upon his arrival from San Diego, when police said the male passenger pulled out of the emergency exit.

He then walked on the wing of Flight 2478 and then slipped into the airport, police said.

United said crew members stopped the passenger outside the plane, which traveled to the airport gate to let other passengers out.

Chicago police then arrived at the scene and arrested him.

Escondido, 57, of California, identified as Randy Davila, has been charged with reckless conduct.

The Chicago Department of Aviation said no injuries were reported.

Airport operations were not affected by the incident.

A United Nations spokesman issued the following statement:

“This morning United Flight 2478 was traveling to the Chicago O’Hare gate when a passenger opened the aircraft door and got off the plane. Our ground crew stopped the person outside the aircraft and the person is now at the beginning. “The plane then arrived at the gate and all the passengers disembarked safely. The safety of the customers and the crew is our highest priority.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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