Florida-bound flight delayed after passenger storms cockpit, damages plane
An American Airways crew has helped to subdue an unruly passenger who broke right into a cockpit earlier than takeoff and tried to climb out via the airplane’s window. The flight was delayed for a number of hours.
The incident occurred on board of a Boeing 737-800 carrying 121 passengers and 6 crew members when the airplane was making ready to take off from the Ramon Villeda Morales Worldwide Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and head to Miami, Florida on Tuesday.
A passenger all of a sudden charged down the jet bridge and stormed the cockpit, trying to climb out via an open window. A video posted on social media seems to indicate a person searching from one of many cockpit’s home windows.
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The intruder was apprehended after crew members intervened. “We applaud our excellent crew members for his or her professionalism in dealing with a tough state of affairs,” the airline mentioned in an announcement, including that the unruly passenger had prompted some injury to the plane.
The person’s motives are unclear. The flight for Miami was delayed for a number of hours.