A 19-year-old man ran onto the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport secure area dashing across one of the runways and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He had to scale a 12-foot tall fence topped with razor wire to gain access to the airport.
Police responded quickly after being alerted to the situation by airport employees, but took about five minutes to apprehend the man who was wearing only underwear. The man’s name is Jhyrin Jones and he was charged with criminal trespassing.
“Onboard passenger Tim James recalled his fear at the sight of Jones on the wing, attempting to rip open the emergency door of the plane that had just arrived from Miami. ‘He actually got it open until the stewardess and the people in the aisle started fighting back,’ James, 32, a marketing manager from Atlanta [said],” a Reuters story reported. Jones attempted to open the emergency exit from outside, passengers recounted and reported being frightened.
See a video of the bizarre incident here.