October 5, 2022

Person Jumped Out Of Taxiing Southwest Plane At Phoenix Airport

A person touring on a Southwest airplane from Colorado to Arizona jumped out of the plane whereas taxiing round Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport Saturday morning.

Daniel Ramirez, 30, “exited the aircraft via a rear galley door,” as Flight 4236 was taxiing to a gate round 8 a.m, in line with Southwest Airways spokesperson Dan Landson. It’s unknown how he was in a position to open the plane door. 

After touchdown on the tarmac, Ramirez ran to the fireplace station and locked himself inside a room. In an announcement, Phoenix Hearth Division Captain Todd Keller stated that “firefighters were able to get the adult male to unlock the door where he was then evaluated, treated and transported to a local hospital for a lower extremity injury.”

Ramirez was booked into jail on suspicion of two counts of felony trespassing. Ramirez’s household informed ABC15 that that they had been involved about his psychological well being earlier than the flight. He had been in Colorado for work and needed to return house as a result of he feared for his life. 

“I don’t want him to be portrayed as some oh…some crazy guy that jumped out off the plane,” Padilla stated. “You know. I mean, he was running and hiding because he thought somebody was after him.”

His household hopes that he’s given a psychological analysis and will get the assistance he wants. His mother, Theresa Padilla, informed the outlet he might need schizophrenia based mostly on household historical past. They describe Ramirez as a sort and loving man.