Woman from China pleads guilty to opening plane's emergency exit in Korea, avoids any punishment

A woman who opened the emergency exit of a moving plane as it was preparing for take-off was found guilty of "endangering public safety."

For her crime, a Jilin province court did not punish the woman, reports Shanghaiist

Piao Yinglan was on board an Asiana Airlines flight from Yanji to Incheon in South Korea in February of last year when she popped open the emergency exit.

She caused the emergency slide to be deployed, forcing the pilot to stop the airliner.

This resulted in a four hour delay and 34,000 yuan of cost damages.

In court, Piao pleaded guilty and managed to escape any punishment.

This was because the court deemed that her acts did not cause any injuries to fellow passengers or any severe economic loss for the airline.