The emergency slide of a Rossiya Airlines Boeing 747-400 trip from Moscow to Antalya was automatically released, causing the aircraft to be delayed.
While the airline was preparing for the trip, a passenger opened the emergency exit, resulting in the deployment of the emergency ladder. This incident occurred at Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport during pre-flight procedures.
As a result, Rossiya Airlines flight FV5625 from Moscow to Antalya was delayed by four hours. The plane was replaced by a reserve plane. All passengers deplaned and were accommodated on the replacement aircraft.
The replacement Boeing 747-400, registered EI-XLE, took off from Moscow at 06:42 local time and arrived in Antalya at 09:53 local time.
According to reports, the airline intends to recoup losses from the flight delay, aircraft replacement, and replacement of the emergency ladder on the second left door. The airline is looking into the event and forming a committee.