A plane full of passengers have been left in shock after a man randomly got up and jumped out the emergency exit.

The man was on board a United Airlines flight which just landed on the tarmac at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, USA on May 5 when he opened the emergency exit door and walked out on the plane’s wings.

The plane was still moving, making its way to the gate for passengers to get off safely when the man did the unthinkable.

“I think everybody on the plane was just surprised and kind of shocked. As he was going out, I heard everybody yelling, ‘No, no, no!’ and he went out the exit door and onto the wing,” witness Mary Ellen told WGN TV.

“Even the stewardess came back and said, ‘What just happened?’ And you could see the open door to the plane and we weren’t even to the gate yet.”

The man had managed to slide down the wing and onto the runway and was luckily unharmed.

Police were however called and they arrested the man with charges yet to be laid.

“This morning United flight 2478 was taxiing toward the gate at Chicago O’Hare when a passenger opened an aircraft door and exited the plane,” United Airlines said in a statement.

“Our ground crew stopped the individual outside of the aircraft, and the person is now with law enforcement.

“The plane then arrived at the gate and all passengers deplaned safely. The safety of our customers and crew is our highest priority.”

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This article first appeared on OverSixty.