Video Shows Shocking Moment a Passenger Took a Walk on an Airplane Wing to Cool Off

September 10, 2020 Updated: September 10, 2020

We’ve all experienced the frustration of being stuck on an airplane, so close to the end of the journey, yet forced to wait while some technical problem is sorted out.

But while common sense deters most people from cracking the hatch to catch some fresh air ourselves, one passenger in Ukraine apparently decided the best course of action was to pop open the emergency exit and take a stroll on the aircraft’s wing.

Cooling off

A minute-long video has emerged of the woman, dressed in a white top and light pink trousers, hanging out on the wing in front of stunned onlookers at Boryspil International Airport in Kiev, before being summoned back on board by the airplane’s crew.

Watch the video taken by the ground crew here.

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One passenger in Ukraine apparently decided the best course of action was to pop open the emergency exit and take a stroll on the aircraft’s wing. (Courtesy of boryspilchany/Instagram)
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The woman was summoned back inside by the airplane’s crew. (Courtesy of boryspilchany/Instagram)

The unidentified passenger, who was traveling on a Ukraine International Airlines flight from Antalya, Turkey, to the Ukrainian capital with her husband and children, was reportedly overheard saying she was “too hot” and needed to cool down.

Her unauthorized walk on the wing of the Boeing 737 has seen her banned from all future UIA flights.

According to a statement from the airline, airport security and police attended the scene, along with doctors, who determined the woman “was not under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”

The Ukraine airline went on to criticize the passenger for setting an inadequate “parental example,” stressing that she may be subject to “an exceptionally high financial penalty in the form of a fine.”

A spokesperson for Boryspil International Airport declined to comment on the incident, which took place on Aug. 31.

CNN Wire contributed to this report.