She accidentally opened the exit at the back of the plane instead of the toilet, and because the doors were in "armed" mode, the emergency evacuation slides were automatically deployed.
A woman passenger, aboard a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, sparked panic after she mistakenly opened the emergency exit door of the aircraft thinking it was the toilet.
"We regret the delay of PK771, which is an unfortunate outcome of the delay of PK702, caused due to a passenger opening the emergency door", PIA wrote.
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Officials in Pakistan blamed a shortage of airline staff for allowing the emergency exit door to be opened, according to the English-language newspaper Express Tribune.
Due to the incident, the flight was subsequently delayed for a total of seven hours.
Were you on flight PK-702 to Islamabad? I am one of the 38 passengers who voluntarily off loaded from PK702 so it can fly to islamabad only on the condition that all 38 of us will get our luggage ...
However, he said that the offloaded passengers were provided transportation and hotel accommodation.