Man Exits Taxiing Airliner

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A 32-year-old man has been taken to the hospital after he jumped out of an airliner while it was taxiing at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. As the Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737 headed for the gate at the end of a flight from Cuba just after midnight Monday, the passenger calmly opened one of the mid-cabin emergency exits and hopped out. The Globe and Mail reported the tired travelers were alarmed when one passenger started yelling that a door had been opened and someone had made an "early exit" from the plane.

Meanwhile, outside, the flighty passenger had apparently made a perfect landing on the ramp and was quickly subdued by ramp workers who held him until police arrived. Shortly after there was an announcement asking for the man's traveling companion to come forward. It turns out the man had mental health issues and was taken to the hospital instead of jail.