Man, 57, charged for allegedly opening emergency exit of plane at O’Hare Airport, sliding down wing

A male was arrested after opening an emergency exit of a plane on the runway at O’Hare International Airport and sliding down the wing early Thursday.

The plane was approaching a gate when the male subject used the emergency exit to walk onto the wing around 4:30 a.m., Chicago police said.

He slid down the wing and onto the airfield, police said.

Officers arrived and placed him into custody, according to police. Charges were pending.