Passengers were forced to evacuate a Pakistan International Airlines plane at Manchester Airport after a woman opened one of the emergency exits, mistaking it for the door to the washroom.

While the plane was still parked on the runway, the mix up caused panic and confusion when the emergency exit chute automatically deployed triggering safety and evacuation protocols.

As the aircraft no longer had an emergency chute, the airline had to reduce the number of people onboard. The plane took off for Islamabad seven hours with 38 passengers.