Woman tries to open plane door mid-flight, gets restrained by passengers

A Delta Airlines jet sits at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in 2009. (File photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – A flight from Indianapolis to Detroit took a scary turn this week after the FBI says a woman tried to open one of the plane doors mid-flight.

Detroit Metropolitan Airport officials say fellow passengers on Republic Airline flight 5972 held the woman back until the plane landed safely.

Investigators now think the woman may have been dealing with a medical issue and had no intent to do anything criminal.

She was initially taken into custody but the FBI has announced she will not face federal charges.