A man reportedly jumped out of a moving airplane at Los Angeles airport after an altercation on board.

The man, who was not identified, was detained on the taxiway and taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

Friday’s incident occurred at 19.10 local time (02:10 GMT Saturday) aboard a United Express flight, operated by SkyWest Airlines, to Salt Lake City.

Flight crew reported seeing the passenger getting up from his seat as the plane taxied towards the runway. They said he had pounded on the cockpit door before exiting the plane through the emergency door, BBC News reports.

Los Angeles Airport Police and the Los Angeles Fire Department immediately responded to the scene.

The passenger was apprehended by law enforcement officials and transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
The plane, an Embraer 175 regional jet, later returned to its gate.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident and working to determine the passenger’s motive.

In other news, iHarare reported that a 27-year old woman from Chad went into labor while aboard an EgyptAir plane and was forced to give birth mid-way the flight.

The EgyptAir flight was traveling from N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad, to Cairo when the pregnant Chadian passenger Kultumah Mohammed started experiencing pain.

Mohammed reportedly gave birth while the plane was flying over Sudan. The Cabin Crew and the medical student helped her deliver her baby safely.

The chief pilot decided to land at Aswan airport to ensure that the mother and child received proper health care after the delivery.

When the plane landed Mohamed and her newborn were rushed to Aswan University Hospital for postpartum medical care, while the rest of the passengers continued their journey to Cairo

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