global.gerbangindonesia.org – Passenger tries to enter cockpit, American Airlines plane makes emergency landing
A passenger who messed up caused an American Airlines plane to have an emergency landing in the city of Kansas, United States (US). The passenger was taken into custody by the crew and other passengers after trying to get into the cockpit.
As reported by AFP, Monday (14/2/2022), the incident occurred on American Airlines flight number 1775 flying from Los Angeles to Washington on Sunday (13/2). The plane had to be diverted to Kansas city mid-flight due to the incident.
“A disruptive passenger exhibiting strange behavior … was eventually taken into custody by our crew and with the assistance of other passengers,” American Airlines said in a statement.
After the plane made an emergency landing in the city of Kansas, the passenger who messed up was immediately taken into custody by local law enforcement officials.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confirmed the incident and stated that the passenger in question had been taken into custody.
Another passenger who witnessed the incident told CNN that a male passenger tried to get into the cockpit and open the plane door while in the air.
In response to the uncontrollable action, a flight crew hit the man in the head with a coffee pot.
The cause behind the flight’s uncontrollable actions is not known. The identity of the passengers who have been detained has also not been disclosed to the public.
During the outbreak of the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, flight crews reported an increase in incidents of passengers being disorganized and disorderly on board. Most such incidents involve verbal and physical abuse from passengers who refuse to wear masks on board.
Last year, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) recorded 5,981 cases of passengers messing up on planes during the pandemic. Of that number, the vast majority — or about 4,290 reports — involved mask-related behavior.