Unruly Passenger Causes Emergency Landing in Kansas
An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing after an “unruly passenger” displayed “erratic behavior.”
The flight was supposed to go from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., but made an emergency landing in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday after a passenger tried to enter the cockpit and then attempted to open an exit door.
The FBI said the flight was diverted as the passenger was “interfering with the flight crew.”
According to an airline spokesperson, the passenger was “ultimately subdued by our crew and with the help of other passengers.”
The plane landed safely at Kansas City’s airport, and the FBI took the passenger into custody.
Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration received nearly 6,000 reports of unruly passenger behavior. As of Feb. 8, there have been 394 such reports this year.