NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - A woman screaming that she wanted to die tried opening a door on a Delta flight as it approached LaGuardia Airport Friday afternoon, according to at least two passengers.
The Republic Airways regional jet, operating as Delta Connection 5935, was coming from Raleigh-Durham Airport when the woman emerged from the lavatory and grabbed the door, passenger Stacy Herbert wrote on Twitter.
"A young woman in perhaps her early twenties became suicidal and tried to open the door of plane as we descended into LGA. Her father pulled her from door," Herbert tweeted. "She was screaming her head off that she needed to open the door and die."
The FAA confirmed to FOX 5 NY that a woman tried to open an emergency exit but did not elaborate.
The plane, an Embraer ERJ-0175, landed at LGA at 1:09 p.m., according to FlightAware.
Port Authority police and other emergency personnel responded, according to several photos posted to Twitter.
I wasn’t scared as I knew the door could not be opened but her shrieks were terrifying. And she was sitting behind us so when she was pulled back to her seat it was awful to see her suicidal distress.— Stacy Herbert (@stacyherbert) May 10, 2019
Just witnessed a young woman on our flight attempt suicide at 10,000 feet; approaching LaGuardia. She came out of the lavatory and calmly took a step toward the exit door. The flight attendant yelled something; lumbuckled and lept at her. At that moment all hell broke loose. pic.twitter.com/3e0lPH7Vbz— Max Keiser, tweet poet. (@maxkeiser) May 10, 2019
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or text 741-741.