Suicidal woman tries to open plane door mid-flight

Woman in her twenties 'screaming her head off that she needed to die' tried to open door of airplane

Woman in her twenties 'screaming her head off that she needed to die' tried to open door of airplane

There was a disturbance aboard a flight leaving Raleigh-Durham International Aiport headed for New York City on Friday, and a passenger tells Eyewitness News that a suicidal woman tried to open the plane door as it descended into LaGuardia Airport.

According to the source, the woman made comments about wanting to take her life aboard Delta Airlines flight 5935, from Raleigh-Durham to LaGuardia Airport in NY.

Another passenger shared a tweet claiming to have seen the same situation unfold on the flight, writing that "all hell broke loose" after the woman went for the door.

Port Authority police and North Shore EMS workers responded to Gate C34 at LaGuardia and removed the passenger from the aircraft after it had landed, the source said.

In an audio obtained by NBC4, the pilot can be heard saying "Would like to declare an emergency. The forward service door has been opened", the pilot originally reported to air traffic control. "We'll need crash and fire rescue". The pilot updated their status, cancelling the crash fire rescue. "Couldn't get door open, of course". "Everything's under control now". We're going to be taxiing to the gate'.

The mentally disturbed passenger came out of the bathroom accompanied by high-pitched screams and attempted to open the door and commit suicide. That woman tweeted the upset traveler's father pulled her away from the door. She was screaming her head off that she needed to open the door and die'.

'And she was sitting behind us so when she was pulled back to her seat it was bad to see her suicidal distress'.

There were 71 passengers and four crew members on board the flight and there were no delays, the source said. "Her father pulled her from door".

The passenger, a woman whom witnesses said appeared to be in her twenties, was taken to Lenox Hill hospital in Manhattan for evaluation after the plane touched down shortly after 1 p.m.