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Passenger exits Southwest Airlines plane while aircraft is taxiing to gate in Phoenix

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According to officials, a passenger escaped a Southwest Airlines plane through the back door while the plane was taxiing to a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

The incident occurred on Flight 4236 from Colorado Springs on Saturday morning.


When numerous agencies reacted to Southwest Flight 4236 at 8 a.m., initial reports trickled in. Southwest says the jet was flying from Colorado Springs when a passenger, later identified as Daniel Ramirez, 30, exited through a rear galley door as the plane was taxiing to the gate. According to the airline, the captain eventually came to a halt and contacted air traffic controllers.

Ramirez allegedly walked over to a nearby fire station and locked himself in a dormitory room, according to Phoenix firefighters. Ramirez was able to unlock the door a few minutes later, and he was transferred to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.


It’s unclear how Ramirez managed to escape the plane. Ramirez has been charged with two felony charges of trespassing, according to Sgt. Vincent Cole of the Phoenix Police Department. Arizona’s Family is attempting to obtain additional information.



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