A suicide Delta passenger attempted to open the plane's doorway – forced a pilot to declare an emergency when landed at LaGuardia airport on Friday, sources said.
The chaos of Flight 5935, which originated from North Carolina Raleigh-Durham International Airport, was captured on live air traffic control.
"We only had a mentally disturbed passenger trying to open the front door," said the pilot. sound obtained by NBC New York. "Everything is under control now. We will taxi to the gate."
The pilot initially informed the air traffic control, "Want to declare an emergency. The front gate has been opened."
The passenger, described as a 20 year old woman stated that she wanted to commit suicide when she tried to open the emergency door while the plane went to shore, sources said
The women's fellow passengers were able to catch her and prevent her from interfering with the door, adding sources.
The plane landed safely at. 13.35, according to FlightAware.
The woman was taken into custody and moved to Lenox Hill Hospital for an evaluation, sources say. No one was injured.
Stacy Herbert, who was on board, tweeted about the harrowing experience.
"A young woman in perhaps her early twenties became suicide and attempted to open the door of the plane when we came down to the LGA," she wrote . "The father pulled her from the door. She screamed at the head of her need to open the door and die."
Herbert tweeted photos who showed the police on the asphalt around the plane, adding that passengers gave statements to the authorities .
Republic Airways, who operated the plane, said it was aware of the incident.
"What I can tell you now is that the plane landed uneventfully and proceeded to the gate, a spokesman said.