First class passengers of Hawaiian Airlines flight 16 from San Diego were evacuated from their section after an old man pulled on the handle of an exit door thinking it was the toilet.
Hawaiian Airlines spokesman Keoni Wagner said the man's actions only triggerd the sensor which warns the cockpit that the door is armed and the emergency slide would be ready if the door was opened.
The airline insist that the passengers were never in any danger. The worst thing that would happen under the circumstances is that the door would pop open upon landing deploying the emergency slide. The plane landed safely at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday.