Commercial Aircraft Nearly Upside-Down in Flight Due to Pressing the Wrong Button

A 38-year-old experienced co-pilot of an All Nippon Airways flight from Naha to Tokyo allegedly pressed the rudder trim controls of a Boeing 737-700 aircraft while in flight instead of the door unlock button to let the captain back into the cockpit after he stepped out to use the lavatory. This error reportedly caused the aircraft to tip greater than 130 degrees towards the left and drop greater than 6,200 feet in approximately 30 seconds, slightly injuring two flight attendants in the process.
There were 117 passengers aboard the flight.
An investigation of the incident is currently under way.

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