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A young woman tried to open the door of a plane as it was descending to land at the LaGuardia Airport on Friday, creating some panic among passengers and delaying the aircraft on the tarmac after it landed. The Delta Flight 5935 operated by Republic Airways was flying from the Raleigh -Durham International Airport to New York.

According to passengers, the woman in her 20s appeared to behave in a "suicidal" manner and tried to open a door as the flight approached New York. No injuries were reported and the Delta Flight landed safely shortly after 1.30 p.m at the LaGuardia Airport. Local law enforcement officials met the passengers and took their statements, according to ABC 11.

The woman was taken into observation after the plane landed safely.

The pilot informed the tower control that an emotionally disturbed passenger tried to open the forward service door on the right side of the flight. Passenger Stacy Herbert shared the news on Twitter. She wrote “ A young woman perhaps in her early twenties became suicidal and tried to open the door of the plane. Her father pulled her away from the door while she was screaming her head off that she needed to open the door and die”.

A Republic Airways spokesperson told NBC New York, "We’re aware of the social media report related to the flight and are looking into it, but what I can tell you now is that the flight landed uneventfully and proceeded to its gate.”

Authorities stressed that the aircraft door is designed to not open mid-flight. Regardless of what the woman tried to do, the negative pressure will not allow the door to open.

Incidents like these are not new. A violent and abusive passenger in a Thomas Cook flight who tried to open the main exit door of the aircraft during flight last year was jailed earlier this week.

[If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.]