A Ukranian man on a Delta Airlines flight was arrested after trying to open one of the plane's door right after it landed.
Anatoliy Baranovich woke up on Felta Flight 1215 and started screaming in Russian. He then ran down the aisle of Delta Flight 1215 right as the plane landed in Salt Lake City International Airport and attempted to open the plane's emergency exit in the rear of the plane on Monday night.
"When it landed right at touchdown I could hear screaming in the back," passenger Doug Anderson told ABC.
Baranovich was able to get the door partially opened before it jammed as a flight attendant orderd him to stop and passengers tackled him to the ground.One passenger held him to the ground until authorities met the plane at the gate.
When the door jammed, the plane's emergency inflatable slide malfunctioned, causing damage to the aircraft's fuselage, according to the Associated Press.
Authorities do not believe Baranovich posed a terrorist threat, as he told the FBI that he thought he saw the plane's wing on fire and he was trying to warn the other passengers.
The flight left from Boston and Baranovich was carrying a Ukranian passport and a U.S.visa. He was supposed to head to Portland,Oregon after Salt Lake City. He told authorities that he had been visiting his family in the Ukraine.
Baranovich also admitted to drinking alcohol during his travels, but it wasn't clear how much he drank or at what point.
Baranovich was arrested on suspicion of trying to interfere with a flight.He is now facing federal charges for damaging and disabling the aircraft, as well as for interfering with the flight crew. He is scheduled to appear in court in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, according to the AP.