The Boeing 737-800 carrying 163 people, operated by low-cost Korean Air subsidiary Jin Air, left Cebu in the Philippines on Sunday, bound for Busan in South Korea.
A noise alerted staff to a gap in the door, prompting the pilot to return to Cebu. It was discovered at an altitude of 10,000 feet that one of the plane’s doors was not completely shut.
An inflight announcement was made to inform those on board the flight that the plane will return to Cebu. Some passengers complained about feeling nauseous during the return flight. Each passenger will be given a compensation of 100,000 won ($84.28) The flight took off again for Busan 15 hours later.
The South Korean Transport Ministry is now investigating the exact cause of the incident and plans to carry out safety inspections on six low-cost airlines this month: Jin Air, Air Busan, Jeju Air, Easter Jet, T’way Air and Air Incheon.
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