Charges filed for passenger who jumped onto airplane wing at O’Hare early Thursday, police say – Chicago Tribune

A 57-year-old man was charged with reckless conduct after he pulled the emergency exit on board a plane at O’Hare International Airport Thursday morning and slid off its wing, according to Chicago police.

Randy Frank Davila, of Escondido, CA, was due in court on June 27 at 9 a.m. in Br. 23, 5555 W. Grand Ave., for the misdemeanor charge, according to Chicago police.

The incident happened about 4:30 a.m. when United Flight 2478 from San Diego was approaching a gate at Terminal 1. Davila walked out onto the wing of the plane and slid down onto the airfield, police said.

CPD arrived and placed Davila into custody.

tmijares@chicagotribune.com

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