Though, a passenger named Isaac Rodrigues said that since there was no door to close, the flight attendant used her body to block the gap so that the plane could continue to the gate, reported AP.
The US citizen was traveling alone and appeared to be in emotional distress during the flight, airport spokesman Doug Yakel said.
The flight continued to taxi to its gate and all the other passengers were offloaded there. In his statement, Yakel mentioned that no other flights or runaways had been affected and the boy was not injured too.
Once the plane landed, the unidentified teen popped open the overwing emergency door.
After "be taken out of the device on the apron", the young man has been apprehended by the maintenance workers and then transferred to officers of the border police, according to Mr Shipping, which described this kind of incidents very rare.
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Some passengers described the teen as "fidgety and anxious" throughout the flight, according to The Mercury News. "And everyone was just screaming".
"We are cooperating fully with the relevant authorities to support the ongoing investigation", the airline said.
In 2014, a passenger on a China Eastern Airlines plane said he wanted to "get off the plane quicker" and deployed the emergency slide after the plane landed at Sanya Phoenix International Airport. He was already on the ground and running by the time passengers realized the door had been opened. The crew detained him until the police arrived.