Airliners happens to stay in news be it for good reasons, bad or sometimes even bizarre. In one dreadful incident on Sunday night, a major tragedy was averted when an unruly passenger opened the exit door of the Air Asia flight in Ranchi while the plane is in air.

It was a usual take-off for the Air Asia plane towards the capital city of Jharkhand but it was during the landing of the plane that a scene of unprecedented commotion occurred.

While the plane was close to make a landing at the runway of Birsa Munda Airport in Ranchi, a passenger abruptly opened one of the exit gates of the plane. The flight landing was still remarkably controlled by the pilots and hundreds of the passengers on board survived a major scare.

The unruly passenger was handed over to the local police and the probe in the matter is underway.